Activity Professional

Course number : 5010001   ID : 44   
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Activity Professional and Recreational Therapy Certificate Training

This program has two modules:
Activity Professional
Aging & Society

There are many types of facilities where Activity Professionals work. Activity Professionals 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.

After completing the Activity Professional training 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

Aging & Society introduces you to gerontology in a compassionate way that helps you understand seniors and know how to work with them. This course combines sound academics with an empathetic view of the lives of older people. Our Aging & Society Course will help students understand the complex issues of social gerontology and aging by using a life course perspective that views aging as an unfolding and dynamic process. We will combine a conceptual/theoretical and practical focus that will enable students both to understand the aging process and to make connections between social definitions of age and their own present and future lives.

After completing the Recreational Therapy certification training course, you should be able to:

Comprehend how the social construction of age impacts social gerontology research
Identify the characteristics of todays 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

The Activity Professional and Recreational Therapy Certificate training course is MyCAA Approved and provides students with access to career coaching.

Financial Assistance is Available

Other online healthcare training courses from Wold

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  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
Course Access Time

Students are given 6 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply.


This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.


There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to enhance their skills or find employment as an Activity Professional.


Internet Access
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Operating Systems
-Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Web Browsers
-Google Chrome is highly recommended
-Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer

The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:

Long Term Care for Activity Professionals and Recreational Therapists by Elizabeth Best-Martini
Exercise for Frail Elders by Elizabeth Best-Martini
Social Gerontology: Issues and Prospects by Elizabeth W. Markson & Peter J. Stein

Class Details

Online 24/7


Online Class Instructor 

Start Date:upon registration



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Online 24/7 TBD Online Class Instructor