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My name is Letitia Culpeper. I am a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with NCTRC since 1998. I graduated from Lehman College majoring in Recreation Education and minoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Gerontology. I have over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare field, with different members of the interdisciplinary team and community-based programs.  As a Certified Recreational Professional I’ve worked in a variety of medical settings including Social Adult Day Centers, Skilled Long-Term Care and Sub-acute Care. I am passionate about all my endeavors and enjoy improving the quality of life for those I serve, with a holistic approach to care delivery.


My skills include customer care, assessing patients, documenting care, implementing specific goals, providing therapeutic recreation interventions, managing budgets and supervising staff, Summer Youth Employees, Consultants and Interns. My professional career also includes curation of several art exhibits at Queensboro Community College, certified chair yoga instructor, Certified in Basic Life Support, Certified in Virtual instructions which include the foundations of virtual instruction, performance assessments in the virtual classroom, Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom and Emerging Trends in Technology in the Virtual Classroom. I am also a Certified Level 1 Teacher assistant and I am honored to join the team of distinguished NCCAP instructors.    



START CLASS DATE:  Sept. 13, 2022

CLASS END DATE:  December 17, 2022






SEPT. 24, 2022

OCT. 22, 2022

NOV. 19, 2022

DEC. 17, 2022

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.