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

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Call for Nominations for Recognition

Know someone who is awesome and is passionate about recreation therapy? Nominate them for recognition and an award at the annual Utah Recreation Therapy Conference! Each year URTA Members and Friends are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the profession in the following categories: Outstanding Member, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Program, Community Service. Nominations are also submitted for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors, which oversees the Executive Committee.

Only current URTA Members can submit nominations. Please provide compelling reasons for each person you nominate. Also include valid contact information.

Submit all nominations by 1/31/2023.

Learn more about the different categories here.

Become a Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Conference

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) and Therapeutic Recreation Foundation (TRF), are non-profit organizations with the missions of promoting the professional development of recreation therapy in the State of Utah. The annual Conference is March 30th-31st, 2023. It will be a two-day event for recreational therapists and other professionals to earn CEUs and network.

URTA is currently looking for individuals and organizations that would be interested in sponsorship/advertisement opportunities. With an average of 400+ attendees, this conference is a great opportunity that offers good exposure for your organization. There are many options you have for this event and any of them would benefit you by getting your name out there.

Applications and payment for Sponsorship are due by Sunday, January 29th, 2023. Materials from Sponsors are due by Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

Applicants will be contacted by January 31st, 2023 at the latest.

Click HERE for sponsorship rates, details, and to apply.

2023 URTA Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

Early Bird Registration for our 2023 URTA Annual Conference is now open! The theme this year is "Intentionally 2023." Take advantage of the lowest price offered starting today 11/02/22 and ending 1/6/23 (that's a longer time for early bird savings).

In person conference will be held Thursday and Friday March 30th-31st, 2023 at the Davis Conference Center.

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

2 Day Professional $350

1 Day Professional $275

2 Day Student $135

1 Day Student $85

All Registrations include 2023 URTA Membership, opportunity to attend 2 hour suicide prevention training available Thursday (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.

2023 Call for Presenters

It’s that time of year again. Conference is right around the corner and your opportunity to be a part of furthering Recreational Therapy in Utah is here!

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.

Conference is back to in person this year! Please review the Call for Presenters form for more information regarding room set up, equipment provided, etc.

As always and especially this year, we appreciate your quick submission of your presentation(s) and handouts as early as you can. This gives us time to review your recording, 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.

Student Scholarships for the 2023 URTA Annual Conference Now Accepting Applications

This year students will have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend conference. This scholarship is available to undergraduate recreational therapy students from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University- Idaho. The scholarship includes conference registration, one-year membership to URTA, two meals each day (continental breakfast, lunch, and a snack at the conference party), and opportunities for networking.

This is a “working scholarship”. Students will assist in implementing the Utah Recreation Therapy Association 2023 Conference on March 30-31, 2023. Responsibilities may include introducing speakers, punching CEU sheets, monitoring the silent auction, and assisting with registration. Students will be expected to assist with one full day of conference and can attend the second day without scholarship responsibilities.

DEADLINE: Student Scholarship Applications need to be emailed to utahrectherapy@gmail.com by Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 with all attachments.

Click HERE for more information and application instructions.

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 $26

10 cookies card $19.50

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!

2022 Conference Certificates Now Available

Certificates from the 2022 URTA Annual Conference are now available in your individual CEU Drives!

To access your certificate: click membership a the top of this page, click 2022 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.