Recreational Therapy Associations and Professional Resources

Recreational Therapy Association students receive award for attendance at NCRTABrowse the links below for more information on the field of recreational therapy.

Photo: Recreational Therapy Association students display an award for attendance at the North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association (NCRTA).

WCU Recreational Therapy Association

The WCU Recreational Therapy Association (RTA) is a recognized campus organization for recreational therapy majors. RTA has the following purposes:

1. To apprise WCU students of professional issues articulated by national, state, and regional recreational therapy organizations.

2. To develop and promote programs related to recreational therapy within the WCU community and surrounding area.

3. To promote public awareness of the benefits of utilizing recreational and other activities as forms of active treatment and their roles in establishing and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Membership in RTA is open to any WCU student or faculty member with payment of membership dues. Each semester, student elections are held for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Additionally, students are elected as Chairpersons of the following standing committees: Program Committee, Professional Development Committee, and Publicity Committee.

Students plan and coordinate a variety of fund raisers each semester to help pay for special events, service learning projects, guest speakers, and field trips to exemplary recreational therapy programs in the region. By participating in RTA students develop leadership and organizational skills relevant to their professional development. They become engaged with their community through a variety of service learning projects. And they develop bonds with their fellow students that carry on long after graduation and into their professional careers.

Photo: RT students and faculty at NCRTA, Fall 2008. Lisa Dunn, Peg Connolly, Victoria Fox, Ashley Love, Marti Slade, and Jennifer Hinton.


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