Our Mission

URTA is established for the development of the profession of Recreation Therapy, to promote standards of practice and strengthen members through: education, advocacy, research, networking, community partnership, involvement in local, state and national issues and the enhancement of personal growth and development.

Our Vision

URTA is dedicated to professional excellence by working collectively to improve and promote standards of practice, ethical conduct and efficacy in Therapeutic Recreation. By embracing this vision, the services received by all consumers of Therapeutic Recreation will be enhanced.


The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) officially became an organized association January 1, 1981. Since then we have helped recreation therapists and others interested in the field develop and cultivate their skills through collaboration and sharing experiences. We have a long and bright future ahead of us, helping each other… help others.