About Us

Welcome To BATRA

Our Story

The Bay Area Therapeutic Recreation Association (BATRA) formed in 1991 as an independent Chapter Affiliate of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), autonomous in function and intent. BATRA was formed in order to serve as a vehicle for visionary efforts in furthering the mission of the ATRA at a local level. BATRA professional members are comprised of recreation therapists working in a myriad of settings including academia, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, parks and recreation, geriatrics, Veterans Affairs, prisons, private practice, various city agencies, and more. Student members must be currently enrolled in an CARTE accredited therapeutic recreation program.

Our Strategy

Recreation Healthcare

Quality Education

Community Outreach

Support Legislation

Welcome To BATRA

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance education, communication, and application of therapeutic recreation knowledge for the improvement of healthcare to treat society holistically and improve quality of life.