2021 Conference Going Virtual

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association wanted to inform you that the 2021 Annual Conference planned for will be now be entirely virtual. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to spend our time and efforts to provide an online conference. It will still be held in March 2021, the exact date to be determined. This is new to us so please be patient and look for new messages and updates as we figure things out. It will still be offering a minimum of 10 credit hours and have professional and informative sessions. There will be a survey coming out soon where you can help us know what you want to learn about and who you want to hear from, as well as if you have any suggestions or ideas to help us with this process.

Thank you for your understanding and help! Also, the price for this years conference will be less due to the online format. We are sad we won't be able to network and play with you in person this year, but excited to for all of us to further practice our adaption skills!

Anti-Racism Statement

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association believes in the values of diversity and inclusion. We affirm our commitment to recognizing and addressing all forms of racism and ethnic oppression. As an anti-racist organization we will purposefully identify, discuss, and challenge issues of race and color and the impacts they have on the organization, its systems, and its members.

Read our Anti-Racism Action Plan

Walk for Therapeutic Recreation

The following message is being provided as a courtesy post on behalf of the BYU-I TR Society and is not officially sponsored by URTA:

Walk for Therapeutic Recreation

“Every BODY matters”

Come join us on July 10, 2020 to participate in a walkathon to promote Therapeutic Recreation.

What is Therapeutic Recreation?

“Therapeutic Recreation is a holistic process that purposefully uses recreation and experiential interventions to bring about change either social, emotional, intellectual, physical, or spiritual-in an effort to maintain and improve health status, functional capacities, and quality of life.” (Carter, 2011)

If you are determined to make a difference we would love your contribution. Please sign up here. Write your pledge in the public comments to show how many miles you will walk for this cause. Because of social distancing, you may choose to walk where ever you would like.

We welcome donations! The money that will be received will go to the Therapeutic Recreation Program at Carriage Cove in Rexburg, ID.

For more information about Therapeutic Recreation visit

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A Friendly Reminder...

The Covid Chronicles Part 1 Workshop


Tuesday June 16th, 2020 from 4-6pm.


Facilitated over Google Meet. Capacity is 30.


Special Pandemic Pricing
Members: $5 (membership verification required)
Nonmembers: $10
Invoice will be sent to you after your application is received and reviewed.

Continuing Education

0.2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours will be awarded upon successful completion of the workshop.


Recreational therapists and other healthcare professionals serve a large and diverse variety of populations. All of these populations have very specific, individualized needs and goals. The designs of evidence based recreational therapy based interventions among these diverse populations are unique. However each healthcare professional and each recreational therapist does have one common issue that concerns the people they work with. That issue is COVID-19. Whatever setting recreational therapist work, there is this new common challenge that needs to be addressed, and new skills need to be created to adapt recreational therapy programs and be effective.

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