Recreational Therapist

Career Overview

Recreational therapists plan and provide recreational activities that may involve music, art, crafts, drama, sports, or other games to patients in healthcare settings or the general public through parks and recreation departments.


A four-year bachelor's degree in recreational therapy may be necessary to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$28,000 /yr
$46,000 /yr
$72,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Dance
  • Math
  • Art
  • Performing Arts
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Physical Education
  • Anatomy
  • Health
  • Music
  • Swimming
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada