Sample Recreational Therapist Resume

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Nathan Sanjuan
1343 Romines Mill Road
Dallas, TX 75201

Job Objective To obtain a position as Recreational Therapist where I can maximize my skills and also contribute to the development of the organization.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Huge experience with therapeutic recreational services, activities and programs
  • Outstanding knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of working in acute care, assisted living and other healthcare setting
  • Good understanding of abuse reporting protocols
  • Familiarity with recreational therapy and therapeutic recreation programs.
  • Amazing ability to develop recreational therapy plans
  • Ability to design, implement, and coordinate therapeutic programming
  • Immense ability to build positive working relations with patients and colleagues
  • Remarkable ability to provide therapies independently or in groups

Professional Experience:

Recreational Therapist
Red Wing Health Center, Dallas, TX
August 2007 – Present


  • Developed recreational therapy programs to improve patient’s social and physical functional behaviors.
  • Observed and recorded patient’s daily progress.
  • Revised therapy programs according to changing needs of patients.
  • Assisted in admission and discharge planning activities.
  • Encouraged patient’s participation in recreational activities.
  • Planned and coordinated special events.
  • Communicated therapy equipment and supplies needs to Manager.
  • Attended educational trainings for professional growth.

Recreational Therapist
St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Dallas, TX
May 2004 – July 2007


  • Provided recreational therapy services based on Physician’s order.
  • Conducted patient assessment to determine their abilities, needs and impairments.
  • Recommended changes to recreational programs to meet patient’s therapy goals.
  • Maintained documentations of patient assessment and treatment activities.
  • Served as Instructor for Recreational Therapist Interns.
  • Educated patients and families about therapy procedures.
  • Developed recreational activities such as art, sports, games, crafts and music for patients based on their interests.
  • Reported recreational equipment repair requests to Manager.


Master’s Degree in Recreational Therapy
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

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