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

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Support for Utah Recreation Therapy comes from:

Utah State Hospital

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Regular Conference Registration Deadline is Today, 1/15!

Don’t miss out on regular pricing for the 2021 URTA Virtual Conference! Friday, January 15th, is the last day before prices go up. Help spread the word and share this post. Please let us know if you have any questions. We can’t wait to see you virtually in March! #utahrectherapy

Come to the Party for a Dry Run on How to Access Conference.

Not sure how to use Google Meet? Nervous about going to a virtual conference? Fear not, and let the recreation therapist help you. Join us for our Party on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7pm to test out your setup for conference while engaging in our annual networking party. In the meanwhile, you can visit the Virtual Venue for the tentative schedule.

Please visit for registration and reach out if you have any questions! #utahrectherapy

Official Statement on Utah Challenge Course Regulation

Several representatives from URTA and other local challenge courses were able to listen to the Public Hearing for the proposed R920-60 Amusement Ride Safety Rules. We were able to address our concerns about the upcoming regulation as we have previously posted about. Thank you all for your efforts in advocating for challenge courses and aerial adventure courses. After discussion, we have been able to clarify that this law being addressed is not going to regulate challenge courses that are used for therapeutic and educational purposes, as is typical of the recreation therapy field in Utah. The state committee was able to hear the concerns of various stakeholders, and they will clarify their language surrounding definitions, permit requirements and acceptable standards for inspection that will align with this new regulation. There will be opportunities for future public comment. Thank you again for all that you do, and please continue to keep our clients safe by keeping your courses up to date on inspections and standards.

Letters for Sandy Deadline Extension


We are gathering letters and photos that will be compiled in a book. If you wish to contribute, please send your items by February 28th, 2021 to: