A group of the Activity Assistant Certificate Students on campus

Activity Assistant Courses

ACTA 100T (1) Framework for Activity Assistant Role

An overview of the roles and responsibilities of an Activity Assistant, building on previous knowledge. Developing additional understanding about activity, and how activity influences and is influenced by health, age, interests, values, and environment. (11:0:0 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

ACTA 101T (1) Activity for Well-Being

An exploration of the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to function well as an Activity Assistant as part of a team fostering optimum health. Emphasizes a client-centred approach; effective communication skills; and planning and implementing activities that promote client well-being, both individually and in groups. (6:0:0 for 5 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to program; ACTA 100T

ACTA 102T (1) Programming Ideas for Clients With Cognitive Impairments

A focused examination of cognitive impairment, including various types of dementia (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia). Investigation and examination of effective principles and strategies for activity involvement with clients with cognitive impairment, including foundational assessment of functional ability. (6:0:0 for 5 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program; ACTA 100T and ACTA 101T.

ACTA 103T (1) Practicum

An opportunity to integrate and apply theory and skills of activity assisting in working with clients in practice settings. (0:1:0 -90 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program; ACTA 100T, ACTA 101T, ACTA 102T and ACTA 104T.

ACTA 104T (0.5) Observational Practicum

An opportunity for students to observe the work and duties of the Activity Assistant and to gain an understanding of and appreciation for this role and the settings in which the Activity Assistant works. Also provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the multidisciplinary team. (0:0:0 -40 for 5 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program; ACTA 100T.

Co-requisites: ACTA 101T and ACTA 102T.