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Activity Aid

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 20
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy. 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.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Hutchinson 55350

Labor Market Information

  • Recreational Therapists

  • Median wage: $22.45/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • College Health Specialties Teachers

  • Median wage: $74,801/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529