Job Profile:      Activity Therapy Teacher

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Job Information

Select Tasks
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public health, stress management, and work site health promotion.Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Supervise laboratory sessions.Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.Act as advisers to student organizations.
Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
Participate in campus and community events.

Select Abilities
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).The ability to see details at a distance.The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
The ability to see under low light conditions.The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Select Tools
Agar slidesAutomated ESR analyzersBack support braces
Balance boardsBiohazard containersBlood culture incubators
Cardiac monitorsCarousel slide projectorsCasting ovens
Cell washing equipmentCervical traction unitsCoagulation testing equipment
Colorimetric devicesCompact digital camerasCompact disk CD players
Computer data input scannersComputer laser printersComputer projectors
Conference telephonesCrash cartsCrutches
Curing lightsDental air water syringesDental amalgamation equipment
Dental handpiecesDental laboratory lathesDental laboratory model trimmers
Dental laser equipmentDental patient chairsDental suction units
Desktop computersDigital calculatorsDigital imaging workstations
Digital medical thermometersDigital refractometersDigital video cameras
Digital video disk DVD playersDiode lasersElectric stimulation machines
Electrocardiography EKG machinesElectromyography EMG systemsElectrosurgery devices
Emergency eyewash stationsEmergency first aid kitsEquipment dollies
ErgometersExercise trampolinesFlat panel c-arms
Flow hoodsForce measurement platesFree weights
Fume hoodsFunctional electrical stimulation FES equipmentGait analysis equipment
Gait beltsGeneral purpose laboratory test tubesGoniometers
Graduated glass cylindersHand gripsHandheld microphones
HemacytometersHematology test kitsHigh-lo manipulation tables
High-voltage galvanic stimulation machinesHospital bedsHoyer lifts
Hypodermic syringesImmuno-chemistry analyzersInteractive whiteboard controllers
Interactive whiteboardsIntraoperative ultrasound monitorsIntraoral cameras
Isokinetic lower body testing machinesIsokinetic upper body testing machinesKnee support braces
Laboratory balancesLaboratory heating blocksLaboratory osmometers
Laboratory vortex mixersLaboratory water bathsLaptop computers
Large animal gamma camerasLarge bore computed tomography CT scannersLarge bore positron emission tomography PET scanners
Laser facsimile machinesLaser scanning confocal microscopesLead aprons
Liquid crystal display LCD projectorsLiquid crystal display LCD televisionsLumbar corsets
Mechanical stethoscopesMedical linear acceleratorsMedical measuring tapes
Medical picture archiving computer systems PACSMedicine ballsMicro-etchers
MicrocryostatsMicrodissection systemsMicrohematocrit centrifuges
Microphone podiumsMicroplate readersMP3 digital voice recorders
Multi-line telephone systemsMultimedia projection equipmentOpaque projectors
Oral evacuation systemsOverhead data projectorsOxygen tanks
Pan-tilt-zoom PTZ camerasPanoramic x ray machinesParallel bars
Patient wheelchairsPelvic traction equipmentPetri dishes
Photocopying equipmentPipetting devicesPolyether mixing machines
Poster printersPosture scale analyzersPowder boards
Pressure steam autoclavesProjector screensProtective medical face masks
Protective medical glovesPulse oximetersReachers
Recumbent exercise bicyclesReflex hammersRemote webcams
Resistive exercise bandsRotating bedRotator mixers
Sequential pump equipmentSlide stainersSliding boards
SphygmomanometersSpill cleanup kitsStationary exercise bicycles
Step monitoring devicesStudent response systemsTablet computers
Television monitorsTherapeutic cold packsTherapeutic hot packs
Therapeutic treadmill exercisersTherapeutic whirlpool bathsTilt tables
Tooth shade guidesTotal lift chairsTotal parenteral nutrition TPN compounders
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipmentTransmission electron microscopes TEMUltrasonic scalers
Ultrasonic sterilization unitsUltrasound machinesUniversal serial bus USB flash drives
Upper extremity slingsUrine analyzersVacuum formers
Video endoscopy equipmentVideo recording systemsVideoconferencing equipment
Virtual reality augmented cycling kits VRACKWalkersWalking canes
Web-based telerehabilitation monitoring systemsWebcamsWireless microphones
Wrist splints

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