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Dana Soper, CTRS


Dana Soper has over 10 years experience working in the recreation therapy field.  She received her bachelors degree in therapeutic recreation from Clemson University in 2010. Dana has been a certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS) since 2010 as well. She became a certified Chair One Fitness instructor in 2020 and has studied the use of yoga and relaxation in mental health treatment extensively. 


Dana began her career in Recreation Therapy working in mental health and substance abuse at the Carolina Center for Behavioral Health in South Carolina and later at Patrick B Harris Psychiatric Hospital, also in South Carolina. 


Dana began working in long term care and skilled nursing in 2020 and she currently works full time as an Activities Director with FutureCare Health & Management in Maryland. 


Dana has a true passion for connecting with people and helping them reach their best quality of life. She is excited to share that passion with those both new to the field or those looking to expand their educational background. 



Winter 2023

START CLASS DATE:  Feb. 1, 2023

CLASS END DATE:  April 10, 2023

Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

630pm-930pm EST


My Course Will Be Delivered Via:  ZOOM

MEPAP 1 APC $650 course fee includes coursebook, exam and 2 years certification.

Please note that if you select to do a payment plan there will be an additional $30.00 fee added.

Activity Professional Certified Course

As a Licensed Instructor, I am qualified to deliver NCCAP’s standardized Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) for NCCAP certification. 


For over 30 years, NCCAP certification has been accepted for meeting the highest standard of CMS F680 and is the only certification accepted by NAAP for meeting the Professional Standards of Practice to be an Activity Professional.


The MEPAP is infused with the person-centered principles of the Pioneer Network as well as the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. It is reviewed and updated regularly by an independent Clinical and Curriculum Advisory Board of geriatric experts and long-term care practitioners.


Like all Allied Healthcare credentials, NCCAP certification is based on a formal course of study, the MEPAP, and an independent final exam. NCCAP certification ensures you are competent to deliver person-centered care and life-enriching activity programs to enhance physical, cognitive and psychosocial well-being.


Currently, I teach the NCCAP’s standardized MEPAP APC (Activity Professional Certified) course. The MEPAP APC is the entry-level certification that provides the knowledge and skills to work in the Activity Profession.

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