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Course Content and Outcome Guide for GRN 265

Course Number:
GRN 265
Course Title:
Activity Professional Training 1
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$18.00

Course Description

Provides didactic and experiential learning to prepare for an activity professional career with older adults in long term care facilities, adult daycare and community settings. Includes overview of the activity profession, late-life human development and health, standards of practice, activity planning for quality of life in a person-centered care model, and methods of service delivery for diverse populations. Students must have completed GRN 165 or the 36 CEU state-certification Activity Director Training course. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Course fulfills requirements of the Basic Education Course for Activity Professionals (MEPAP I) of the NCCAP, and is required by the Activity Assistant, Activity Director, and Activity Consultant Certificates of Completion in the Activity Professional Career Pathway.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students successfully completing the course will be able to:

  1. Work as an activity professional in long term care facilities, adult daycare, and community settings
  2. Meet standards of practice in developing and implementing a comprehensive activity program for all levels of functioning and for special needs populations
  3. Meet eligibility standards for certification levels from the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (NCCAP), when combined with academic, continuing education, and work experience meeting the AAC, ADC, or ACC criteria.

Course Activities and Design

Students successfully completing the course will be able to:

  1. Work as an activity professional in long term care facilities, adult daycare, and community settings
  2. Meet standards of practice in developing and implementing a comprehensive activity program for all levels of functioning and for special needs populations
  3. Meet eligibility standards for certification levels from the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (NCCAP), when combined with academic, continuing education, and work experience meeting the AAC, ADC, or ACC criteria.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

All course projects must be completed at an approved facility in which at least 50% of the facility population is 60 years or older, under the guidance of a qualified mentor. Projects include:

  • Activity Documentation, based on a care plan meeting, including an Activity Assessment and a Care Plan for activities for one resident.
  • Activity Planning for one-to-one activities, small group activities, and large group activities, including all documentation.
  • Policy and Procedures review of the facility legal structure, mission statement, organizational chart, activity department policies and procedures and job descriptions, and state regulations for long term care
  • In-Service Presentation of at least 10 minutes to the activity staff or other facility staff on the importance or purpose of activity programming, documented via video, with a written report
  • Age Issues and Advocacy through an article or letter addressed to a local newspaper, facility in-house newsletter, or other publication expressing an opinion on an issue affecting elders in long term care
  • Quality of Life Activity for the student€™s personal health and well-being
  • Quality of Care interview with the Director of Nursing or comparable position responsible for care.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

All course projects must be completed at an approved facility in which at least 50% of the facility population is 60 years or older, under the guidance of a qualified mentor. Projects include:

  • Activity Documentation, based on a care plan meeting, including an Activity Assessment and a Care Plan for activities for one resident.
  • Activity Planning for one-to-one activities, small group activities, and large group activities, including all documentation.
  • Policy and Procedures review of the facility legal structure, mission statement, organizational chart, activity department policies and procedures and job descriptions, and state regulations for long term care
  • In-Service Presentation of at least 10 minutes to the activity staff or other facility staff on the importance or purpose of activity programming, documented via video, with a written report
  • Age Issues and Advocacy through an article or letter addressed to a local newspaper, facility in-house newsletter, or other publication expressing an opinion on an issue affecting elders in long term care
  • Quality of Life Activity for the student€™s personal health and well-being
  • Quality of Care interview with the Director of Nursing or comparable position responsible for care.