Activity Director - Austin Peay State University
Healthcare and Fitness

Activity Director

720 Hours
Beginner
English

There are many types of facilities where Activity Professionals work. Activity Professionals can work in long-term care facilities, assisted living communities or adult day care programs. The Activity Professional provides activities for residents in these facilities and may play many diverse roles within the each community. The goal of the Activity Professional is to create a homelike environment where the residents have control of their lives. There are also administrative responsibilities and resident care duties as well as plenty of other tasks that keep the work interesting.

After completing this course, offered by our accredited school partners, you should be able to:

• Comprehend the role of the activity professional in adult care
• Identify methods for person-centered activity programming
• Identify the steps to assess, document, and prepare treatment plans
• Define methods for quality assurance and time management
• Identify the steps in planning and implementing a successful exercise program

A Home Health Aide (HHA) may also be known as a Home Caregiver or Residential Assistant (RA). An HHA provides basic, personal care and health-related services to a variety of individuals (patients) who require more assistance than family and/or friends are able to provide. HHAs are part of a category of occupations that is commonly referred to as “direct care workers.” The services/care that a Home Health Aide provides depends upon their specialty area.

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a home health aide, our in-depth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a home health aide. For each patient, an HHA is responsible for recording services performed, as well as the patient’s condition and progress. They also record and report any changes in a patient’s condition to the case manager or supervisor and also discuss observations with them.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

List the skills and qualities of the home health aide
Recognize resources in the community that assist the client at home
Identify strategies for infection control, disease prevention, and safety precautions in the home
Define the important parts of each body system and their functions
Recall methods for assisting clients with special needs

Our Patient Advocacy course provides strategies for helping consumers overcome common challenges encountered in the U.S. healthcare system. These common challenges involve issues surrounding financing healthcare, receiving quality healthcare, ethics, cultural competency, preventive healthcare, mental healthcare, and community-based healthcare. Learn step-by-step methods for providing case advocacy for patients and a framework for policy advocacy, as well.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

List the principles of advocacy in the healthcare setting
Recall methods for assisting with the financing of healthcare
Define consumers’ ethical rights and cultural competency
Recognize methods for advocating preventive healthcare
Name the principles of policy advocacy

Course Outline:
Activity Professional
Lesson 1: Introduction to Body Structure & Organization
Lesson 2: The Skeletal System
Lesson 3: The Muscular System
Lesson 4: The Nervous System and Special Senses
Lesson 5: Introduction to Kinesiology
Lesson 6: The Skeletal System and Joint Motion
Lesson 7: The NeuroMuscular System
Lesson 8: Biomechanics, Posture, Gait, and Palpation

Patient Advocacy Module 1 – Advocacy in the U.S. Health System
•Advocacy From Outside the Health System
•Advocacy as an Underground Activity
•Advocacy as an Ethical Imperative
•Seven Common Problems for Healthcare Consumers
•The Poor Law Tradition
•Emphasis on Technology
•Lack of Diversity in Medical Personnel
•Medical Silos and Insular Care
•From History to Case and Policy Advocacy
•Case-Advocacy Interventions
•Eight Case-Advocacy Tasks
•Case Advocacy for a Very Sick Child

Patient Advocacy Module 2 – Case Advocacy Skills
•Reading the Advocacy Context
•Case-Advocacy Triage
•Allocating Case-Advocacy Services
•Diagnosing Task
•Strategizing Task
•Implementing Task
•Assessing Task
•Progression Task
•Nature of Influence
•Empowering Consumers
•Promoting Ethical Conduct
•Ethical Reasoning

Patient Advocacy Module 3 – Quality of Care and Cultural Competence
•Defining “Quality Healthcare”
•Criticisms of U.S. Healthcare in Addressing Illness
•Policy as it Pertains to Quality of Care
•Scenarios Encountered by Consumers
•From Case Advocacy to Policy Advocacy
•Conceptualizing Cultural Competency
•What it Means to Be Culturally Competent
•The Case for Providing Culturally Competent Services
•Policy and Regulatory Thicket
•Policy Advocacy to Promote Cultural Competence
•From Case Advocacy Scenarios to Broader Policy Issues

Patient Advocacy Module 4 – Health Prevention and Financing
•Defining Prevention
•Threats to Health
•Prevention Goals and Strategies
•Barriers to Prevention
•Why U.S. Consumers Particularly Need Prevention
•From Case Advocacy to Policy Advocacy
•Helping Consumers Finance Their Healthcare
•Buck-Passing
•Seniors’ Angst
•Medical Wheel of Fortune
•Ripple Effects of Health Costs and Coverage
•Protecting Consumers With Respect to Health Coverage

Patient Advocacy Module 5 – Mental Health and Community-Based Care
•Mental Distress Often Experienced by Consumers
•Who Attends Consumers’ Mental Health Needs
•Why Consumers Turn to Health Settings
•Liabilities in the Policy and Regulatory Thicket
•Scenarios Encountered by Case Advocates
•Helping Consumers Receive Community-Based Care
•Consumer’s Health Ecosystems
•Community-Based Health Services
•Fifteen Case Advocacy Scenarios
•Assets and Liabilities

Patient Advocacy Module 6 – Policy Advocacy
•Importance of Policy Advocacy
•Policy Advocacy Framework
•Surmounting Fatalism, Controversy, and Vested Interests
•Policy Advocacy in Four Settings
•What Advocates Seek to Change
•Using Policy to Embed Advocacy in Health Organizations
•Health Advocacy in Communities
•Policy Advocacy in Electoral Settings
•Policy Advocacy in Legislative and Regulatory Settings
•Advocating for Regulatory Changes
•Establishing a Policy Agenda in Specific Health Settings

Home Health Aide Module 1 – Orientation to Home Care Part 1
•Learning About Home Care
•Suggestions for Success
•Evaluation and Certification
•The Home Care Industry
•The Home Care Team
•Developing Effective Communication Skills
•Communicating with Your Client and Family Members
•Understanding Your Client’s Needs
•Helping Clients to Meet Their Needs
•Stages of Normal Growth and Development

Home Health Aide Module 2 – Orientation to Home Care Part 2
•Understanding How the Body Works
•Organization of the Human Body
•Observing the Client
•Observing the Pain
•Reporting to the Agency
•Incident Reports
•Working With Ill and Disabled Clients
•Effects of Illness on the Family
•Reactions of the Client to Illness
•Medical Terminology

Home Health Aide Module 3 – Managing the Home Environment
•Becoming Safety Conscious
•Special Safety Considerations
•Household Emergency Measures and Procedures
•Developing a Work Plan
•Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
•Controlling Household Pets
•Teaching Others
•Measuring Food Energy
•MyPlate Food Guide
•Special Situations

Home Health Aide Module 4 – Preventing Infection and Body Mechanics
•Microorganisms
•The Cycle of Infection
•Preventing the Spread of Disease
•Protecting Against Bloodborne Diseases
•Sterilization and Disinfection
•Using Good Body Mechanics
•The Client in Bed
•Helping the Client to Be Mobile
•Using Assistive Devices
•Infection Control

Home Health Aide Module 5 – Bedmaking, Personal Care and Elimination
•Types of Beds
•Oral Hygiene
•Bathing
•Grooming
•Range-of-Motion Exercises
•Urinary Elimination
•Bowel Elimination
•Urinary and Bowel Elimination Problems
•Caring for the Client
•Standard Precautions and Medical Asepsis

Home Health Aide Module 6 – Home Care Procedures
•Urine and Stool Specimens
•Sputum Specimens
•Assisting Clients to Self-Monitor Blood Sugar Levels
•Temperature and Pulse
•Respirations and Measuring Blood Pressure
•Medications
•Oxygen Therapy
•Intravenous Infusions
•Dry Dressings
•Promoting Circulation

Home Health Aide Module 7 – Caring for Older Adults, Mothers, Infants, and Children
•Facts About Older Adults
•Adjusting to Growing Older
•Safety and the Older Adult
•Who Are the Caregivers
•Elder Neglect and Abuse
•The Postpartum Period
•The Baby Blues
•Caring for Infants
•Working with Children
•Discipline Versus Punishment

Home Health Aide Module 8 – Clients with Mental Illness and Those Requiring Home Care
•Mental Health
•Mental Illness Treatment and Care
•Substance Abuse
•Infection Control
•Home Health Aide Role
•Cardiovascular Disease
•Cancer
•Cerebrovascular Accident
•Alzheimer’s Disease
•The Postoperative Client

Home Health Aide Module 9 – Caring for the Client at the End of Life, Emergencies & Employment
•Emotional Reactions to Death and Dying
•Advance Directives and Hospice
•Caring for the Dying Client
•Preparing for Emergencies
•Guidelines for Handling Emergencies
•Locating Job Openings
•Electronic Job Seeking
•Certification
•Supervision and Evaluation
•Deciding to Leave Your Job

Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!

Aging & Society
Aging & Society Module 1
The Growth of Social Gerontology
• The Field of Gerontology
• How is Aging Defined?
• Person-Environment Perspective
• Growth of the Older Population
• Population Trends
• Longevity in Health or Disease
• Global Trends in Aging
• Older Adults’ Roles in Traditional Societies
Aging & Society Module 2
Social Consequences of Physical Aging
• Biological Theories on Aging
• Can Aging Be Reversed or Delayed?
• Research on Physiological Changes with Age
• Changes in Sensory Functions
• Implications for the Future
Aging & Society Module 3
Managing Chronic Diseases and Cognitive Changes
• Defining Health
• Acute and Chronic Diseases
• Heart Disease
• Arthritis and Osteoporosis
• Medication Use and Misuse
• Intelligence and Aging
• Process of Learning and Memory
• Recall and Recognition
• Enhancing Cognitive Abilities in Old Age
• Wisdom and Creativity
Aging & Society Module 4
Mental Health and Intimacy
• Stage Theories of Personality
• Trait Theories of Personality
• Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
• Successful Aging
• Mental Disorders Among Older Persons
• Use of Mental Health Services
• Attitudes and Beliefs About Sexuality in Later Life
• Women and Men Physiological Changes
Aging & Society Module 5
Social Theories of Aging
• Social Gerontological Theory Before 1961
• The First Transformation of Theory
• Disengagement Theory
• Gerotranscendence Theory
• Continuity Theory
• Alternative Theoretical Perspectives
• The Second Transformation of Theory
Aging & Society Module 6
Social Supports and Informal Caregiving
• Older People Living Alone
• Childless Older Adults
• Sibling Relationships
• Intergenerational Relationships
• Who Are Informal Caregivers?
• Trends Affecting Caregiving
• The Costs of Informal Care
• Supportive Services for Family Caregivers
• Elder Mistreatment
Aging & Society Module 7
Social Interactions and Technology
• Person-Environment Theories of Aging
• Rural, Urban, and Suburban Areas
• Relocation
• Housing Patterns of Older People
• Planned Housing
• Technology and Older Adults
• Smart Homes
• Lifelong Learning and Distance Education
• Health Information and Self-Monitoring
• Brain Games
Aging & Society Module 8
Productive Aging
• What is Productive Aging?
• Retirement
• Employment Status
• Sources of Income and Economic Status
• Patterns and Functions of Nonpaid Roles and Activities
• Civic Engagement
• Volunteerism
• Political Participation
Aging & Society Module 9
Death, Dying, Bereavement
• The Changing Context of Dying
• The Dying Process
• End-of-Life Care
• The Right to Die
• Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning Rituals
• Widowhood
• Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
• Resilience of Elders of Color
Aging & Society Module 10
Social Policies to Address Social Problems
• Rationale for a Focus on Older Women’s Needs
• Older Women’s Economic Status
• Older Women’s Health and Social Status
• The Aging Body
• Factors Affecting the Development of Public Policies
• Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
• Federally Funded Social Services
Aging & Society Module 11
Health and Long-Term Care
• Health Care Costs in the United States
• Medicare
• Medicaid
• Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Older Adults
• Long-Term Care Services
• The Federal Commission on Long-Term Care

Patient Advocacy Module 1 – Advocacy in the U.S. Health System
•Advocacy From Outside the Health System
•Advocacy as an Underground Activity
•Advocacy as an Ethical Imperative
•Seven Common Problems for Healthcare Consumers
•The Poor Law Tradition
•Emphasis on Technology
•Lack of Diversity in Medical Personnel
•Medical Silos and Insular Care
•From History to Case and Policy Advocacy
•Case-Advocacy Interventions
•Eight Case-Advocacy Tasks
•Case Advocacy for a Very Sick Child

Patient Advocacy Module 2 – Case Advocacy Skills
•Reading the Advocacy Context
•Case-Advocacy Triage
•Allocating Case-Advocacy Services
•Diagnosing Task
•Strategizing Task
•Implementing Task
•Assessing Task
•Progression Task
•Nature of Influence
•Empowering Consumers
•Promoting Ethical Conduct
•Ethical Reasoning

Patient Advocacy Module 3 – Quality of Care and Cultural Competence
•Defining “Quality Healthcare”
•Criticisms of U.S. Healthcare in Addressing Illness
•Policy as it Pertains to Quality of Care
•Scenarios Encountered by Consumers
•From Case Advocacy to Policy Advocacy
•Conceptualizing Cultural Competency
•What it Means to Be Culturally Competent
•The Case for Providing Culturally Competent Services
•Policy and Regulatory Thicket
•Policy Advocacy to Promote Cultural Competence
•From Case Advocacy Scenarios to Broader Policy Issues

Patient Advocacy Module 4 – Health Prevention and Financing
•Defining Prevention
•Threats to Health
•Prevention Goals and Strategies
•Barriers to Prevention
•Why U.S. Consumers Particularly Need Prevention
•From Case Advocacy to Policy Advocacy
•Helping Consumers Finance Their Healthcare
•Buck-Passing
•Seniors’ Angst
•Medical Wheel of Fortune
•Ripple Effects of Health Costs and Coverage
•Protecting Consumers With Respect to Health Coverage

Patient Advocacy Module 5 – Mental Health and Community-Based Care
•Mental Distress Often Experienced by Consumers
•Who Attends Consumers’ Mental Health Needs
•Why Consumers Turn to Health Settings
•Liabilities in the Policy and Regulatory Thicket
•Scenarios Encountered by Case Advocates
•Helping Consumers Receive Community-Based Care
•Consumer’s Health Ecosystems
•Community-Based Health Services
•Fifteen Case Advocacy Scenarios
•Assets and Liabilities

Patient Advocacy Module 6 – Policy Advocacy
•Importance of Policy Advocacy
•Policy Advocacy Framework
•Surmounting Fatalism, Controversy, and Vested Interests
•Policy Advocacy in Four Settings
•What Advocates Seek to Change
•Using Policy to Embed Advocacy in Health Organizations
•Health Advocacy in Communities
•Policy Advocacy in Electoral Settings
•Policy Advocacy in Legislative and Regulatory Settings
•Advocating for Regulatory Changes
•Establishing a Policy Agenda in Specific Health Settings

Home Health Aide Module 1 – Orientation to Home Care Part 1
•Learning About Home Care
•Suggestions for Success
•Evaluation and Certification
•The Home Care Industry
•The Home Care Team
•Developing Effective Communication Skills
•Communicating with Your Client and Family Members
•Understanding Your Client’s Needs
•Helping Clients to Meet Their Needs
•Stages of Normal Growth and Development

Home Health Aide Module 2 – Orientation to Home Care Part 2
•Understanding How the Body Works
•Organization of the Human Body
•Observing the Client
•Observing the Pain
•Reporting to the Agency
•Incident Reports
•Working With Ill and Disabled Clients
•Effects of Illness on the Family
•Reactions of the Client to Illness
•Medical Terminology

Home Health Aide Module 3 – Managing the Home Environment
•Becoming Safety Conscious
•Special Safety Considerations
•Household Emergency Measures and Procedures
•Developing a Work Plan
•Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
•Controlling Household Pets
•Teaching Others
•Measuring Food Energy
•MyPlate Food Guide
•Special Situations

Home Health Aide Module 4 – Preventing Infection and Body Mechanics
•Microorganisms
•The Cycle of Infection
•Preventing the Spread of Disease
•Protecting Against Bloodborne Diseases
•Sterilization and Disinfection
•Using Good Body Mechanics
•The Client in Bed
•Helping the Client to Be Mobile
•Using Assistive Devices
•Infection Control

Home Health Aide Module 5 – Bedmaking, Personal Care and Elimination
•Types of Beds
•Oral Hygiene
•Bathing
•Grooming
•Range-of-Motion Exercises
•Urinary Elimination
•Bowel Elimination
•Urinary and Bowel Elimination Problems
•Caring for the Client
•Standard Precautions and Medical Asepsis

Home Health Aide Module 6 – Home Care Procedures
•Urine and Stool Specimens
•Sputum Specimens
•Assisting Clients to Self-Monitor Blood Sugar Levels
•Temperature and Pulse
•Respirations and Measuring Blood Pressure
•Medications
•Oxygen Therapy
•Intravenous Infusions
•Dry Dressings
•Promoting Circulation

Home Health Aide Module 7 – Caring for Older Adults, Mothers, Infants, and Children
•Facts About Older Adults
•Adjusting to Growing Older
•Safety and the Older Adult
•Who Are the Caregivers
•Elder Neglect and Abuse
•The Postpartum Period
•The Baby Blues
•Caring for Infants
•Working with Children
•Discipline Versus Punishment

Home Health Aide Module 8 – Clients with Mental Illness and Those Requiring Home Care
•Mental Health
•Mental Illness Treatment and Care
•Substance Abuse
•Infection Control
•Home Health Aide Role
•Cardiovascular Disease
•Cancer
•Cerebrovascular Accident
•Alzheimer’s Disease
•The Postoperative Client

Home Health Aide Module 9 – Caring for the Client at the End of Life, Emergencies & Employment
•Emotional Reactions to Death and Dying
•Advance Directives and Hospice
•Caring for the Dying Client
•Preparing for Emergencies
•Guidelines for Handling Emergencies
•Locating Job Openings
•Electronic Job Seeking
•Certification
•Supervision and Evaluation
•Deciding to Leave Your Job

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Program Description



There are many types of facilities where Activity Professionals work. Activity Professionals can work in long-term care facilities, assisted living communities or adult day care programs. The Activity Professional provides activities for residents in these facilities and may play many diverse roles within the each community. The goal of the Activity Professional is to create a homelike environment where the residents have control of their lives. There are also administrative responsibilities and resident care duties as well as plenty of other tasks that keep the work interesting.

After completing this course, offered by our accredited school partners, you should be able to:

• Comprehend the role of the activity professional in adult care
• Identify methods for person-centered activity programming
• Identify the steps to assess, document, and prepare treatment plans
• Define methods for quality assurance and time management
• Identify the steps in planning and implementing a successful exercise program

A Home Health Aide (HHA) may also be known as a Home Caregiver or Residential Assistant (RA). An HHA provides basic, personal care and health-related services to a variety of individuals (patients) who require more assistance than family and/or friends are able to provide. HHAs are part of a category of occupations that is commonly referred to as “direct care workers.” The services/care that a Home Health Aide provides depends upon their specialty area.

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a home health aide, our in-depth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a home health aide. For each patient, an HHA is responsible for recording services performed, as well as the patient’s condition and progress. They also record and report any changes in a patient’s condition to the case manager or supervisor and also discuss observations with them.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

List the skills and qualities of the home health aide
Recognize resources in the community that assist the client at home
Identify strategies for infection control, disease prevention, and safety precautions in the home
Define the important parts of each body system and their functions
Recall methods for assisting clients with special needs

Our Patient Advocacy course provides strategies for helping consumers overcome common challenges encountered in the U.S. healthcare system. These common challenges involve issues surrounding financing healthcare, receiving quality healthcare, ethics, cultural competency, preventive healthcare, mental healthcare, and community-based healthcare. Learn step-by-step methods for providing case advocacy for patients and a framework for policy advocacy, as well.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

List the principles of advocacy in the healthcare setting
Recall methods for assisting with the financing of healthcare
Define consumers’ ethical rights and cultural competency
Recognize methods for advocating preventive healthcare
Name the principles of policy advocacy

Course Outline:
Activity Professional
Lesson 1: Introduction to Body Structure & Organization
Lesson 2: The Skeletal System
Lesson 3: The Muscular System
Lesson 4: The Nervous System and Special Senses
Lesson 5: Introduction to Kinesiology
Lesson 6: The Skeletal System and Joint Motion
Lesson 7: The NeuroMuscular System
Lesson 8: Biomechanics, Posture, Gait, and Palpation

Patient Advocacy Module 1 – Advocacy in the U.S. Health System
•Advocacy From Outside the Health System
•Advocacy as an Underground Activity
•Advocacy as an Ethical Imperative
•Seven Common Problems for Healthcare Consumers
•The Poor Law Tradition
•Emphasis on Technology
•Lack of Diversity in Medical Personnel
•Medical Silos and Insular Care
•From History to Case and Policy Advocacy
•Case-Advocacy Interventions
•Eight Case-Advocacy Tasks
•Case Advocacy for a Very Sick Child

Patient Advocacy Module 2 – Case Advocacy Skills
•Reading the Advocacy Context
•Case-Advocacy Triage
•Allocating Case-Advocacy Services
•Diagnosing Task
•Strategizing Task
•Implementing Task
•Assessing Task
•Progression Task
•Nature of Influence
•Empowering Consumers
•Promoting Ethical Conduct
•Ethical Reasoning

Patient Advocacy Module 3 – Quality of Care and Cultural Competence
•Defining “Quality Healthcare”
•Criticisms of U.S. Healthcare in Addressing Illness
•Policy as it Pertains to Quality of Care
•Scenarios Encountered by Consumers
•From Case Advocacy to Policy Advocacy
•Conceptualizing Cultural Competency
•What it Means to Be Culturally Competent
•The Case for Providing Culturally Competent Services
•Policy and Regulatory Thicket
•Policy Advocacy to Promote Cultural Competence
•From Case Advocacy Scenarios to Broader Policy Issues

Patient Advocacy Module 4 – Health Prevention and Financing
•Defining Prevention
•Threats to Health
•Prevention Goals and Strategies
•Barriers to Prevention
•Why U.S. Consumers Particularly Need Prevention
•From Case Advocacy to Policy Advocacy
•Helping Consumers Finance Their Healthcare
•Buck-Passing
•Seniors’ Angst
•Medical Wheel of Fortune
•Ripple Effects of Health Costs and Coverage
•Protecting Consumers With Respect to Health Coverage

Patient Advocacy Module 5 – Mental Health and Community-Based Care
•Mental Distress Often Experienced by Consumers
•Who Attends Consumers’ Mental Health Needs
•Why Consumers Turn to Health Settings
•Liabilities in the Policy and Regulatory Thicket
•Scenarios Encountered by Case Advocates
•Helping Consumers Receive Community-Based Care
•Consumer’s Health Ecosystems
•Community-Based Health Services
•Fifteen Case Advocacy Scenarios
•Assets and Liabilities

Patient Advocacy Module 6 – Policy Advocacy
•Importance of Policy Advocacy
•Policy Advocacy Framework
•Surmounting Fatalism, Controversy, and Vested Interests
•Policy Advocacy in Four Settings
•What Advocates Seek to Change
•Using Policy to Embed Advocacy in Health Organizations
•Health Advocacy in Communities
•Policy Advocacy in Electoral Settings
•Policy Advocacy in Legislative and Regulatory Settings
•Advocating for Regulatory Changes
•Establishing a Policy Agenda in Specific Health Settings

Home Health Aide Module 1 – Orientation to Home Care Part 1
•Learning About Home Care
•Suggestions for Success
•Evaluation and Certification
•The Home Care Industry
•The Home Care Team
•Developing Effective Communication Skills
•Communicating with Your Client and Family Members
•Understanding Your Client’s Needs
•Helping Clients to Meet Their Needs
•Stages of Normal Growth and Development

Home Health Aide Module 2 – Orientation to Home Care Part 2
•Understanding How the Body Works
•Organization of the Human Body
•Observing the Client
•Observing the Pain
•Reporting to the Agency
•Incident Reports
•Working With Ill and Disabled Clients
•Effects of Illness on the Family
•Reactions of the Client to Illness
•Medical Terminology

Home Health Aide Module 3 – Managing the Home Environment
•Becoming Safety Conscious
•Special Safety Considerations
•Household Emergency Measures and Procedures
•Developing a Work Plan
•Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
•Controlling Household Pets
•Teaching Others
•Measuring Food Energy
•MyPlate Food Guide
•Special Situations

Home Health Aide Module 4 – Preventing Infection and Body Mechanics
•Microorganisms
•The Cycle of Infection
•Preventing the Spread of Disease
•Protecting Against Bloodborne Diseases
•Sterilization and Disinfection
•Using Good Body Mechanics
•The Client in Bed
•Helping the Client to Be Mobile
•Using Assistive Devices
•Infection Control

Home Health Aide Module 5 – Bedmaking, Personal Care and Elimination
•Types of Beds
•Oral Hygiene
•Bathing
•Grooming
•Range-of-Motion Exercises
•Urinary Elimination
•Bowel Elimination
•Urinary and Bowel Elimination Problems
•Caring for the Client
•Standard Precautions and Medical Asepsis

Home Health Aide Module 6 – Home Care Procedures
•Urine and Stool Specimens
•Sputum Specimens
•Assisting Clients to Self-Monitor Blood Sugar Levels
•Temperature and Pulse
•Respirations and Measuring Blood Pressure
•Medications
•Oxygen Therapy
•Intravenous Infusions
•Dry Dressings
•Promoting Circulation

Home Health Aide Module 7 – Caring for Older Adults, Mothers, Infants, and Children
•Facts About Older Adults
•Adjusting to Growing Older
•Safety and the Older Adult
•Who Are the Caregivers
•Elder Neglect and Abuse
•The Postpartum Period
•The Baby Blues
•Caring for Infants
•Working with Children
•Discipline Versus Punishment

Home Health Aide Module 8 – Clients with Mental Illness and Those Requiring Home Care
•Mental Health
•Mental Illness Treatment and Care
•Substance Abuse
•Infection Control
•Home Health Aide Role
•Cardiovascular Disease
•Cancer
•Cerebrovascular Accident
•Alzheimer’s Disease
•The Postoperative Client

Home Health Aide Module 9 – Caring for the Client at the End of Life, Emergencies & Employment
•Emotional Reactions to Death and Dying
•Advance Directives and Hospice
•Caring for the Dying Client
•Preparing for Emergencies
•Guidelines for Handling Emergencies
•Locating Job Openings
•Electronic Job Seeking
•Certification
•Supervision and Evaluation
•Deciding to Leave Your Job

Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!

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Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at Austin Peay State University.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at Austin Peay State University.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.