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Occupational Supply Demand
Unit of Analysis
5152B Recreational Therapy
Program(s) of Study and Training

A program that prepares individuals, in association with a rehabilitation team or in private practice, to use dramatic play, theater, role play, psychodrama, and dramatic ritual in therapeutic relationships to address the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and social needs of clients. Includes instruction in drama theory and performance, human growth and development, biomedical sciences, abnormal psychology, disabling conditions, patient assessment and diagnosis, treatment plan development and implementation, clinical evaluation, record-keeping, and professional standards and ethics.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, organize, and direct recreational activities designed to promote health and well-being for patients who are physically, mentally, or emotionally disabled. Includes instruction in the foundations of therapeutic recreation, leisure education and counseling, program planning, therapeutic recreational modalities, basic anatomy and physiology, psychology, medical terminology, human growth and development, patient observation and evaluation, special needs populations, and professional standards and ethics.


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 crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend ap