Recreational Therapists

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Occupation Description

Recreational therapists plot, direct, or organize medically-approved recreation curricula for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other health institutions. Undertakings include sports, trips, theatre, social activities, and crafts. They may also assess a patient’s condition and recommend appropriate recreational action.

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Total Employees In 2010


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Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Bachelors in Recreation Therapy

Required Work Experience


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