Mar 01, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Activity Professionals Certificate

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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.

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