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MHT 1155 Administration of Activity Programming I

This course will cover an introduction to activity practice settings, colloquy, professional framework, governmental regulations and advocacy common to this industry. In addition, this class will survey behavioral sciences and the adult client population as it pertains to senior adult models of care and the life course. Three classroom, three clinical hours (meets NCCAP practicum requirement) per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify the characteristics of the role of the leader of an activity department including ethical expectations and the tasks of the leader.
  • Demonstrate skills for activity planning for long term care programming.
  • Conduct assessments for individuals residing in long-term care to determine activities that would benefit their health and well-being.
  • Describe and apply various activity treatment modalities at the clinical site.
  • Interpret the characteristics of various disease processes and how they impact a resident's tolerance for sustained activity.
  • Compare ageism grades and norms and explain how this impacts the acceptance of new programming in long term care.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Clinical Hours: 3