Approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals and applicable toward completing the requirements to be nationally certified through NCCAP.
NCCAP Approval # 318001
The MEPAP follows the curriculum established by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals.
MEPAP Part I covers core content areas 1-11 while Part II covers core content areas 12-20.
The DH Special Services Independent study program offers these CC areas in 12 lessons, six lessons each for Part I and Part II.
Lesson 1- The Role of the Activity Manager
Lesson 2 – The Planning Function of Management
Lesson 3 – The Organizing Function of Management
Lesson 4 – The Staffing Function of Management
Lesson 5 – The Directing Function of Management
Lesson 6 – The Controlling Function of Management
Method of Learning
Each lesson consists of learning activities and practicum activities. The lessons are designed to be practical
and engage the student in meaningful learning experiences. Interview of residents, clients and staff; observation and analysis
of facility systems; Internet research; participation in class discussions and class bulletin board; , implementation of groups, policies and procedures are some of the tasks involved
The practicum experience must be completed at an approved site under an approved
Practicum Supervisor. Approved sites include:
– A licensed long term care facility, assisted living facility or medical day care center providing care and services to an elderly population. .
-The facility must have no outstanding, significant deficiencies in activities or quality of life on file within the past year.
-A currently approved site for CNA training and certification automatically qualifies as an accepted Practicum site.
The Practicum Supervisor can be the following:
-A qualified activity director
-A consultant to the activity department
-A department supervisor, with two years of experience and who has been employed by the Practicum Site for a minimum of one year.
– The student cannot be their own practicum supervisor.