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You can prepare for a career as a recreational therapist by
taking your high school's college preparatory program. This should
include science classes, such as biology and chemistry, as well as
mathematics and history classes. You can begin to gain an
understanding of human behavior by taking psychology and sociology
classes. For exposure to a variety of recreation specialties, take
physical education, art, music, and drama classes. Verbal and
written communication skills are essential for this work, so take
English and speech classes. This job will require you to write
reports and work with databases, so computer science skills are
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