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Why Join ATRA?


The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) is the only national membership organization representing the interests and needs of therapeutic recreation professionals, also known as recreational therapists. 


ATRA's Mission is to Empower Recreational Therapists. ATRA does this by:


  • Providing learning opportunities that advance the careers of the CTRS

  • Keeping members informed of best-practices across work settings

  • Mentoring and developing professionals and students

  • Serving as the voice of recreational therapy on Capitol Hill and building powerful relationships with organizations that help strengthen recreational therapy

  • Believing in evidence-based practice, professional credentialing, and accreditation


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professionals and organizations

ATRA offers an abundance of resources for recreational therapists and organizations. 


ATRA provides a wealth of benefits and services for students studying to become recreational therapists.


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