Professional Member – $25 (annual membership): Any professional who works in the recreation therapy field.

Student Member – $15 (annual membership): Any student currently enrolled in a recreation therapy program. Student members must be currently enrolled in a CARTE accredited therapeutic recreation program.


BATRA offers a variety of services, many of which are exclusive to members only. Below highlights some of the benefits you receive as a member. We hope you feel this membership is an asset to you professionally.

  • CEU opportunities at a reduced registration fee.
  • The ability to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and shape the future of the organization and develop leadership skills.
  • Free membership to all board members.
  • Network and build connections to other RTs and establish a professional camaraderie.
  • Opportunity to win rafle and attend one conference for free per year.
  • We plan to offer research grants annually to members in efforts to encourage research by professionals, educators and graduate students.
  • Opportunity to nominate and elect the Board of Directors.
  • Affiliate with those who monitor and report critical legislative issues. These committees also advocate for RT through visits to elected officials.
  • Contribute to the furthering of the profession on a local and national level.
  • BATRA has a close alliance with ATRA and its Board of Directors, which provides for networking through the Chapter Affiliate Council (CAC).
  • Increase awareness of RT to those outside of the profession, promote employment opportunities, and encourages the development of RT service areas.
  • Free giveaways during conference events!
  • Low membership fees compared to other professional organizations!