American Therapeutic Recreation Association


Higher Education

Higher education is the key factor in preparing the RT/TR workforce for both the immediate and long-term future. ATRA's goal is to support high-quality professional preparation through educational accreditation standards and key curriculum-related efforts.

As one current example, in 2014 the Higher Education Task Force is charged with developing recruitment materials for all three degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate), sponsoring a higher education institute on recruitment at the 2014 Annual Conference in Oklahoma City, and developing an interactive inventory of professional preparation programs throughout the USA. Watch this site in the next few months as this information is added to the Higher Education section of this website.