Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Activity Professionals Certificate Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Activity Professionals Certificate

College of Nursing and Health Professions >> Health Services 

10 hours

The Activity Professionals certificate allows the USI graduate to pursue a career working with the older adult population, specifically as an activity professional.  The certificate increases student knowledge and marketability while supporting the workforce needs. This program is in full alignment with the Activity Professionals certification requirements of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). The state of Indiana requires each skilled nursing facility (SNF) and licensed residential care facility (RCF) or assisted living facility (ALF) to employ a certified activity professional, as cited in the Indiana Administrative Code sections 410 IAC 16.2-3.1-33 and 410 IAC 16.2-5-7.1.

Certificate Requirements

  • A minimum of 6 credit hours toward the certificate must be completed at the University.
  • Credit hours earned for a certificate may be applied toward another degree program. However, a student cannot earn a certificate that is fully embedded (or subsumed) with the requirements of his/her majors or minor, but must include at least three (3) unique credit hours.
  • Coursework taken more than 4 years before the certificate is awarded may not be applied toward certificate requirements.

Required Courses (10 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
GERO 215 - Introduction to Global Aging and Health Care

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Culture; Embedded Experience-Global

Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
GERO 316 - Age Related Health Changes
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
GERO 425 - Health Facilities Administration
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
GERO 427 - Activity Director Fundamentals
Term(s) Offered: Fall, spring
Credits: 1