Recreational Therapists

Job Description

Recreational therapists work with people who have physical, social or emotional disabilities. They help people by providing treatments and recreation activities to people who are ill or disabled. This helps them improve or maintain their physical, mental and emotional well-being. It also helps reduce depression, stress and anxiety.

Academic Requirements

To become a recreational therapist you typically need a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy or a related field. Some graduates have a degree in a field related to recreation therapy that involved internship or practicum experience.

Recreational Therapists
$25-40
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
7.05%
Job
Growth
 
Low
Blood
Interaction
Bachelor's degree
Education
Required

Schools

Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Drive
Maryville, 64468-6001

Hannibal-Lagrange University

2800 Palmyra Road
Hannibal, 63401
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