Utah Recreation Therapy Association

Promoting the development of recreation therapy in the state of Utah. 

What is Recreational Therapy?

Learn more about URTA, Recreational Therapy, and the APIED Process 

URTA Events

Check out upcoming events including webinars and our annual conference.


Read testimonials from clients and families or watch informative Recreational Therapy videos. 

Make a Donation

Make a monetary donation used exclusively for our legislative efforts for the advancement and improvement of Recreational Therapy services for the people in the state of Utah. 

Post a Job/Internship

Post a job or internship opportunity on our website.

Access to Individual CEU Drives/CEU Certificates

Current Members can print their CEU Certificates from URTA uploaded in their Individual CEU Drives accessed through the Membership Directory. 

Featured Posts

2024 URTA Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

Early Bird Registration for our 2024 URTA Annual Conference is now open! The theme this year is "Ignite your Passion, Expand your Impact." Take advantage of the lowest price offered starting today 11/07/23 and ending 1/5/24 (that's a longer time for early bird savings). 

In person conference will be held Thursday and Friday March 28th-29th, 2024 at the Utah Valley Convention Center.

Early Bird Conference Rates are as follows: (Student rates do not change)

2 Day Professional $365

1 Day Professional $290

2 Day Student $145

1 Day Student $95

All Registrations include 2024 URTA Membership, 2 hour suicide prevention training (fulfilling requirement needed for license renewal), and networking. 

We can't wait to see you in person and have another awesome conference this year!

Click HERE for more conference details and to submit registration.

2024 Call for Presenters

It’s that time of year again! Conference is around the corner, and we are looking for presenters to help facilitate educational and uplifting experiences focused around Therapeutic Recreation as we move into the future with our profession. Please submit your presentations and handouts early enough so we can plan an effective conference.

This year we have also included a Call for Presenters Submissions Outline to help you gather the necessary information BEFORE submitting the official form. 

As always, we appreciate your quick submission of your presentation(s) and handouts. This gives us time to review and approve your presentation, and/or handouts, then input the information into the conference packet. Overall, it helps us plan an effective conference that contains useful information for URTA Members and the profession. The conference committee will notify if the presentation submission has been approved.

Click HERE to for more detailed information and to submit a Call for Presenters. 

Best Practice Internship Workshop

The University of Utah and URTA present the "Best Practice" Internship Workshop on Friday, November 17th, 2023 from 12:30pm-4:00pm.This workshop will introduce the "Best Practice" program and teach the framework for the development of an internship program that provides "best practice."



Rates are $60 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Cost includes materials, parking, lunch and 3.5 CEU's. 

Deadline to register is Friday Nov 10th, 2023

Click HERE for more information and to register. 

2023 Conference Certificates Now Available

In-Person Certificates from the 2023 URTA Annual Conference are now available in your individual CEU Drives! 

To access your certificate: click membership a the top of this page, click 2023 directory, click your name which will take you to your drive. Please remember you can only access your drive with the Gmail email provided at registration. 

Please email admin@utahrectherapy.org to dispute any credits or with any questions.

URTA Swig Fundraiser

Tis the Season for Swig! Help URTA raise some funds by purchasing a Swig drink, cookie, or pretzel bites punch card. These are physical cards mailed directly to you after payment. The options and costs for you are below:

10 44oz drinks card $30

10 cookies card $22.50

8 pretzel bite cups and dip card $26

All proceeds go directly to URTA for legislative funds. These cards are good at any Swig location for any drink up to the size of 44oz. We will be collecting funds via Venmo. If interested or have questions email Jenna at Jenna.d.Spendlove@gmail.com with subject line “URTA Swig”. Please provide your name, email, phone number, and address with which card and how many you would like. We will send you the Venmo QR code and once payment is made, your gift card will be sent.

Thank you for your continued support!

URTA Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

Help URTA raise some “dough” by purchasing a “Virtual Dozen” with Krispy Kreme! Virtual Dozen is an electronic gift card that is sent right to your phone through text or email. The cost for you is $11 and all proceeds go directly to URTA for legislative funds. This gift card is good at any Krispy Kreme location for the value of a dozen glazed donuts (11.99) We will be collecting funds via Venmo. If interested or have questions email Jenna at jennadnielson@gmail.com with subject line “URTA Krispy Kreme”. Please provide your name, email, phone number and how you would like your gift card delivered (text, email or both) and how many gift cards you would like. We will send you the Venmo QR code and once payment is made, your gift card will be sent.

Thank you for your continued support!