Activity Professionals' Training

Become a Certified Activity Professional

Let ACC help you become a nationally certified Activity Professional. We offer the only state-approved Activity Professionals Training program in Colorado. The ACC APT program teaches students how to meet the psychosocial, physical and cultural needs of the older adult through a diverse activity program. In addition, students will learn the physical and social aspects of aging, program planning, regulatory requirements, documentation guidelines, volunteer management and administrative techniques.

The activity profession is unique in health care because the focus is on what is right with the person rather than what is wrong. An activity professional is offered flexibility and creativity while improving the quality of life of older adults residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities and community-based adult day programs. View a great example of a local activity professional’s work in action here.

Course Descriptions 


About This Program:

  • Classes meet for eight-hour sessions two times a month for four months each semester.
  • Practicum experience includes a total of 180 hours of working in an activity department under the direction of a certified activity professional.
  • The curriculum for this certificate is aligned with the required courses of MEPAP I and MEPAP II established by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals and the National Association of Activity Professionals.
  • The Activity Professionals Training Program at ACC meets the requirement of the Academic Education portion toward national certification. The other components (Experience and Continuing Education) must be completed on your own and must show proof of each component to apply for certification.


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