Activity Director Career

Job Description: 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.

*A job as an Activity Director falls under the broader career category of Recreational Therapists. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

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Activity Director Career

What Should I Major in to Become an Activity Director?

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Required Education



Bachelor's Degree usually needed for this career