The North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association (NCRTA) was
incorporated in June 1988 as an independent, autonomous state
professional association. In August 1989, NCRTA became the 6th chapter
affiliate and the first state chapter affiliate of the American
Therapeutic Recreation Association.
mission of NCRTA is to serve as an advocate for Recreational Therapy by
promoting the health and well-being of the public through service,
education, research, student training, the development of professional
standards, and monitoring and responding to trends in health and human
services which impact the effective and efficient delivery of
Recreational Therapy services.
We hope that you find the information on this web site helpful. It is
organized into three primary categories:
Association Information: Information about NCRTA and its
committees, continuing education, professional issues, employment
opportunities, and resource links. Primary audience: RT and allied
health professionals and students.
Professional Information: An occupation
overview describing recreational therapy services, outcomes,
certification and licensure, and employment trends. Includes a link to
the NCRTA Job Bulletin for employers to post their position vacancies
at no charge. Primary audience: medical and allied health
professionals, human resource personnel.
Consumer Information: Provides a brief
explanation of recreational therapy and therapeutic recreation
services and position titles. Primary audience: Persons receiving
recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation services and their
family and friends.