Activity Professional Recreational Therapy Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA- AP2
Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This training program combines a two course training track:

Activity Professional

Aging and Society

There are many types of facilities where Activity Professionals work. Activity Professionals (recreational therapists) can work in long-term care facilities, assisted living communities or adult day care programs. The Activity Professional provides activities for residents in these facilities and may play many diverse roles within the each community. The goal of the Activity Professional is to create a homelike environment where the residents have control of their lives. There are also administrative responsibilities and resident care duties as well as plenty of other tasks that keep the work interesting.

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Program Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Comprehend the role of the activity professional in adult care

Identify methods for person-centered activity programming

Identify the steps to assess, document, and prepare treatment plans

Define methods for quality assurance and time management

Identify the steps in planning and implementing a successful exercise program

Comprehend how the social construction of age impacts social gerontology research

Identify the characteristics of today is population aged 65 and older

Identify the major theories of biological aging and patterns of illnesses in later life

Comprehend how family variations and relationships support social functioning

Identify the current technological and medical breakthroughs for older people

Job Outlook

Employment of recreational therapists is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom generation ages, they will need recreational therapists to help treat age-related injuries and illnesses, such as strokes. As people age, their declines in general physical ability, and sometimes mental ability, may also be treated with recreational therapy.

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