Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy

Recreational Therapy Professional Organizations

American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) 

ATRA is the largest organization that represents Recreation Therapists. ATRA is an advocate for professionals, provides continuing education, and provides information to the public about Therapeutic Recreation. For more information about ATRA visit  

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification 

NCTRC was established in 1981 and is an international organization dedicated to professional excellence and the protection of consumers through the certification of recreational therapists. For more information about NCTRC visit  

Ohio Recreational Therapy Association 

ORTA is a chapter affiliate of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). ORTA was established in 2017 in order to promote the health and well-being of the public through service, education, research, and the development and enforcement of standards within the field of Recraetional Therapy in the state of Ohio. For more information about ORTA visit  


 Other ATRA State Chapters

Last Updated: 5/31/23