TMWC Activity Professional Academy 

Educating Caregivers to provide high quality of life for all!  

Modular Education Program
for Activity Professionals (MEPAP)
(NCCAP Pre-Approval Number  NCCAP 119004) 

TMWC Activity Professional Academy is proud to offer the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) approved Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals. 
This course is your first step to pursuing national NCCAP certification.

About the Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals

The Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals is the core curriculum required to earn a National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) Certification. It is a two-part program involving a total of 180 of educational learning and 180 hours of experiential learning in a practicum setting. The program takes roughly 10 months or 40 weeks to complete. 

The course is divided into 2 parts. the first part introduces students to the activity profession. The second part applies management and leadership principles to the activity professionals' practice. 

Students can begin the program in the Spring (starts with MEPAP 1) or in the Fall (Starts with MEPAP 2). 

MEPAP 1 - Foundations of Activity Service (Spring Semester)

This course prepares students for the essential functions and duties of an Activity Professional. Topics covered include:

  • The History of the Activity Profession
  • Government Regulations Related to Activities
  • The Adult Client Population
  • Care Planning and Care Giving Practices
  • Facilitating Activities Programs in Long Term Care

MEPAP 1 is offered every Spring Semester. 

MEPAP Part 2 - Activities Leadership
(Fall Semester)

This course prepares students to apply principles of Management as an Activity Professional. Topics covered include:

  • Management Practices and Functions
  • Leadership skills to motivate employees
  • Legal/Ethical practices for hiring
  • Coaching and developing staff
  • Build confidence communicating with administration

MEPAP 2 is offered every Fall Semester. 
Classes are held through live webinars via Zoom Video Conferencing to provide flexibility, accommodate COVID-19 restrictions and facilitate an interactive experience. 
Note that MEPAP 1 is not a prerequisite for MEPAP 2

About Our Remote Learning Classroom

Tuition and Fees

TMWC Activity Professional Academy believes that learning online doesn’t have to mean losing the personal connection and interaction of the traditional online experience. Our class intends to help students to learn from the comfort of their living room without losing the live, classroom experience!

During our training, you will:

  • Attend a live, virtual classroom session(s) via Zoom® each week
  • Complete weekly practicum assignments at your practicum community
  • Receive a free, personalized coaching session to get you started on your certification journey.

MEPAP 1: $660.00

Includes all registration and NCCAP Certification fees. Does not include textbooks.

MEPAP 2: $660.00

Includes all registration and NCCAP Certification fees. Does not include textbooks.

MEPAP 1 & 2 Package: $1150.00

Includes registration and NCCAP Certification fees. Does not include textbooks.

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Student Testimonials

"Thank you so much Tim! 

I have learned such a great deal from you over the past few months. You have really helped me understand that this the career path that I should be on. And you have given me many other options for working in the Activity Department (consulting....) 

Look forward to learning more from you in MEPAP 2!"

- Brian S.

"I just want to take a minute to express how awesome Timothy is at TMWC Activity Professional Academy! He is an NCCAP Approved MEPAP instructor. I am very glad I decided to go the class setting route and take my classes with him. He is very passionate about the activity field and person-centered care. He has really changed my views on LTC and helped me thrive in my profession. I set a goal last July to become NCCAP Certified and last Monday I received my Certificate for ADCP. Today I took the national exam and passed it with a 92. Any activity professionals in or around the Rhode Island area who are looking to advance in their career should check out Tim. He also offers a variety of CEU's to help keep up with your certification requirements. Thank you again Tim for helping me be the best I can be!"
~ Andrea D - Bayberry Commons Skilled Nursing

"Excellent Instructor!"

~ Students of Grace Barker Health

I truly believe this class has helped me in SO many ways, even though I've been an acting activity director for 12 years, there are so many things I was never taught, as well as the up to date info that everyone should 


Thank you Tim! You are an amazing person who truly cares for others, and the best teacher for this course. Thank you for your "every step of the way" attitude and advice!!   I highly recommend this course for anyone considering the activity profession as a career, or anyone already in this field as there is much to learn. Thanks again Tim!!

~ Teresa C.

I took both MEPAP classes with Tim Anderson and I couldn’t be happier. He is hands down the best teacher I have ever had. His classes are so unique and nothing like I experienced before. His teaching styles vary depending on the topic we’re discussing so it’s really fun to go to class every week, we never know what to expect! 

He mirrors what we learn in textbooks into real life scenarios which is beneficial to our career. You cannot learn what Tim teaches you through job trainings. Taking his class taught me so much about the beginning of the Activity Professional world to where it is today. His class covers a wide spectrum of knowledge that is beneficial to dealing with various population types, which is very helpful, since the Activity Professional world is always changing. 

There’s not one person I wouldn’t recommend to take his class. From taking this class I can easily say that it prepared me to take the national exam, and to be the Activity Professional I am today.

~ Kristen Hart