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.

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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 Still Open!

Last Chance Registration for our 2023 URTA Annual Conference is still available! The theme this year is "Intentionally 2023." 

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

Last Chance Conference Rates are as follows: (Student rates do not change)

2 Day Professional $425

1 Day Professional $325

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.

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!