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APRO is moving to continuing education beginning fall 2012. All students who are degree seeking students must finish their APRO coursework by May 2013. For more information on the APRO program through continuing education, click this link.

Beginning fall 2012, students will earn a certificate of completion that is recognized as satisfying the State of Wyoming Training Course to be a qualified Activities Professional. This move allows the Training Course to be offered more quickly and effectively to our workers in long-term care facilities. Please contact Ann Dalton or Sarah Olson for more information.

Activities professionals provide elderly and disabled clients opportunities to pursue social, mental, creative, spiritual and recreational activities. Whether planning a holiday party, playing bingo or leading a stretching class, activities professionals work to provide a better quality of life for their clients.

Activities professionals work in long-term care nursing homes, swing bed or subacute units, retirement homes, assisted living centers, boarding homes, adult daycare centers and senior centers.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about Activities Professional education.

No new degree seeking students will be admitted after fall 2011. All students who are degree seeking students must finish their APRO coursework by May 2013.
  • What does an activity professional do?

Activity professionals work with mainly the elderly population in nursing homes and adult daycare facilities. They plan and implement activity programs for residents that enhance their quality of life. Activities include everything from field trips, games, exercise and crafts to videos, dancing and scrapbooking.

  • Where do activity professionals work?

    Nursing homes and adult daycare facilities is where you'll find the majority of activity professionals.

  • What degree(s) does an activity professional have to have?

    Depending on the position, you may not need a degree.

  • How much are activity professionals paid?

    According to a 2005 national activity professional association survey, activity professionals can make between $10 and $19 per hour. Wages are dependent upon facilities so this is just an estimate.

  • Are there activity professional (APRO) classes that I can take via distance education?

    Beginning fall 2012, no classes will be available via distance education.

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