Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.
* Concern for Others
* Social Orientation
* Self Control
* Obtain information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patients' capabilities, needs and interests.
* Observe, analyze, and record patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed.
* Conduct therapy sessions to improve patients' mental and physical well-being.
Health Care and Social Assistance
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Sample Job Titles
Activities Director, Activities Therapist, Activity Assistant, Activity Coordinator, Activity Director, Activity Therapist, Adventure Therapist, Certified Recreational Therapist, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Child Life Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist, Dance Therapist, Drama Therapist, Ecotherapist, General Activities Therapist, Horticultural Therapist, Music Therapist, Music Therapist (Rehabilitation), Recreation Therapist, Recreational Therapist, Recreational Therapy Technician, Rehabilitation Therapist, Therapeutic Mentor, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Therapist.