Activity Directing Certificate

Patricia Hampshire, DHS, LISW-S, HS-BCP, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8852
Office: TL 102L

The Activity Directing certificate provides the educational content required to lead an activity department in long-term care facilities in the State of Ohio. For students wanting to pursue national certification, the certificate provides the 90-hour basic modular education program required by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (please view the NCCAP website for all the needed national certification requirements).

For individuals who do not seek to head an activity department or are seeking national certification, this coursework will provide an understanding of professional activity work.  All required courses are offered online and include the requirement of a 45-hour (per course) practicum placement at an agency that engages in professional activity work.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills such as client assessment, intervention techniques, preventative strategies, and individual and group services to work as an activity professional.
  2. Perform management skills such as planning, organizing, and hiring, as well as evaluate the function of management, such as performance standards and measuring performance.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate activity programs and approaches that support client goals based on comprehensive assessments and the understanding of adult development, the aging process, and the needs of older adults.

Technical Standards
See here for details.