WCU to offer Activity Director's State Certification Course

William Carey University will offer an activity directors’ state certification course for those already working in or planning to work in long-term care facilities. The course will be lead by Dr. Paul Cotten, professor of music and psychology at WCU and director of the Quality of Life Project (QLP), which benefits elderly persons with special needs, and Dr. Hank Rainer, LCSW, a national consultant on social work and activities services in long-term care facilities. Completing the course and obtaining certification is extremely beneficial to those seeking careers in this field or currently employed in such facilities.

The course will be divided into two sessions: November 2-4, 2011, and February 4, 2012. In between the sessions, participants are assigned to health care facilities where they will complete 50 hours of service. All class meetings will be in room 103 of Green Science Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WCU students will pay regular tuition for the three-hour course, and for non-students the course is $500. This is the 15th year this course has been offered at Carey.
For more details and to register, contact Dr. Cotten at or 601-318-6416.