Activity Directing Certificate

Diane Haller, MS, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8202
Office: 145F Tech Edu Lab

Human Service Major

Provides the courses required by the State of Ohio to lead an Activity Department in long-term care facilities. Also, if wanting to apply for national certification, it provides  the 90-hour modular education program for Activity Professionals Part 1 and the “Track 3” for the Activity Assistant Certified (AAC)  by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Additional academic and work experience may be necessary for the AAC.  The NCCAP website is 

For persons not necessarily seeking to head an activity department or wanting to seek national certification, it would increase their knowledge about professional activity work.  All required courses are offered online and include the requirement of a 45-hour practicum placement at an agency that engages in professional activity work.

Technical Standards

See here for details.

HUM 1310Activity Directing I3
HUM 1320Activity Directing II3
Total Hours6

This certificate meets the requirements for the National Association of Activity Professional (NAAP) basics coursework. Additional college credit and work experience may be necessary to become a National Certified Activity Director or Assistant Director. (Please see your chairperson)

The Human Service program is accredited by:
Council for Standards in Human Service Education
Elaine R. Green, President