Printed on 2/26/2021

Therapeutic Activity Specialist New

30-514-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time and Full Time 24 Credits Financial Aid Pending Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

As a Therapeutic Activity Specialist, you’ll work with people in your community that have a variety of physical, emotional or cognitive challenges. This program will help you break down and modify activities, as well as, lead individual or group activities for the participants’ benefit. Your training will include a basic understanding of the human body; common medical, emotional and cognitive conditions that affect activity performance; adapting activity; group facilitation skills; and basic documentation to meet the needs of the workplace.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (17 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Introduction to Activity Specialist
    30-514-301
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 30514301
    • Credits: 3.00

    Outlines the role and responsibilities of the Activity Specialist. The student will explore service delivery models and organizations for the role of Activity Specialist. Ethical dilemmas will be explored and how the student may report them. Various professional forms of communication in this role will be demonstrated by the student through the course as well as obtaining relevant information from records.

  • Conditions Across the Lifespan
    30-514-302
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 30514302
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores various mental and physical conditions that may occur throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on understanding how the condition may affect a person’s ability to participate in activities and how activities can be adapted to allow for participation.

  • Activity Program Coordination
    30-514-303
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 30514303
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the fundamentals of the Activity Specialist in development, implementation and coordination of various activities and events for individuals, groups and organizations. Learn organizational techniques as well as planning and scheduling, marketing, promoting activity events. The role of Activity Specialist in the area of leadership with personnel and volunteers will be addressed as well. Also explores the need for policy development, implementation, and follow through in the areas of safety and equipment to name a few.

    Coreq: Intro to Activity Specialist 30514301
  • Activity Facilitation I
    30-514-304
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 30514304
    • Credits: 3.00

    Learn the foundation skills necessary in order to plan, facilitate and evaluate group activities across the lifespan for clients living with physical, emotional, cognitive and sensory needs in community-based settings.

    Prereq: Intro to Activity Specialist 30514301, Conditions Across the Lifespan 30514302 and Coreq: Activity Facilitation II 30514305
  • Activity Facilitation II
    30-514-305
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 30514305
    • Credits: 3.00

    Review the foundations skills learned in Activity Facilitation I and will have the opportunity to perform the skills of planning, facilitating and evaluating group activities in community-based settings.

    Coreq: Activity Specialist Capstone 30514306
  • Activity Specialist Capstone
    30-514-306
    2Credit
    108
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 30514306
    • Credits: 2.00

    Consult with a faculty member to develop a hands-on independent study in a service setting aligned with curriculum outcomes. The student will be evaluated on their performance of assuming the roles and responsibilities of an Activity Specialist in the context of the assigned setting.

    Coreq: Activity Facilitation I 30514304

    Occupational Supportive (7 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Digital Literacy for Healthcare
    10-501-107
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10501107
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (E.H.R.). Healthcare E.H.R. security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.

  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Communication, Applied
    31-801-318
    2Credit
    54
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 31801318
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on technical vocabulary, business writing, job search strategies, interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills through individual and group activities. Open enrollment for all students. It is recommended, but not required, that the student have basic computer skills, HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree. Personal/professional development students who have not taken the ACCUPLACER test need to consult with their instructor during the first class.

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