Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment (NOC 3144)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

This group includes specialized therapists not elsewhere classified who use techniques such as art, athletic, dance, music or recreational therapy or remedial gymnastics to aid in the treatment of mental and physical disabilities.

People in this occupation:

  • work in establishments such as hospitals, rehabilitation centres, clinics, recreational centres, nursing homes, educational institutions, prisons and day-care facilities
  • may work in private practice
Common job titles
  • biokineticist
  • CAT (certified athletic therapist)
  • DTR (registered dance therapist)
  • gymnast, remedial / teacher
  • human kineticist
  • kinanthropologist


Therapists and other professionals in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • assess patients and review reports from physicians, psychiatrists, counsellors, teachers and others to decide patients' present and future functioning level
  • prepare individual and group treatment plans either independently or through a mixed team approach
  • Design specialized therapy programs to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement, musculoskeletal functioning and performance in sports, work and recreation
  • set up a treatment plan by carrying out specialized therapy sessions using techniques such as art, athletic, dance, drama, music or recreational therapy or remedial gymnastics
  • watch and analyze patients during treatment sessions
  • record findings, write progress reports and consult with other health-care professionals to evaluate treatment plan
  • May provide education to clients regarding health promotion and injury prevention, management and treatment
  • may conduct research in their specialty

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work generally takes place in a conventional indoor environment.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is no movement between the different occupations in this group.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.