Foundations of Horticultural Therapy

BIOLGY X 466.1

A foundational course in the practice and methodology of horticultural therapy. Accredited by the American Horticultural Therapy Association. 

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Fall
Summer
Hybrid
Starting at $1,185.00
As few as 13 weeks
5.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand the definitions, code of ethics, and standards of practice of Horticultural Therapy
  • An introduction to client assessment, evaluation, and appropriate Horticultural Therapy interventions
  • Become aware of the groups of people that benefit from horticultural therapy, the different characteristics and considerations of working with these groups, and the settings and program types
  • Discover the use of plant materials and horticultural activities for therapeutic purposes

About this course:

The foundations of horticultural therapy course introduces the student to the definitions operational standards, and practice of horticultural therapy as outlined by the AHTA. Students will learn evidence-based theories and approaches for using plants to increase skills and wellness in therapeutic settings; learn the historical development and the current state of horticultural therapy and how this unique approach addresses the needs of various populations. Students will be introduced to concepts surrounding program development, needs assessment and therapeutic interventions. The class uses a combination of online learning, guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities to provide a deep understanding of the fundamental components of a successful horticultural therapy practice. This course is accredited by the AHTA (American Horticultural Therapy Association).

The Horticultural Therapy course series, approved by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA), equips you with the skills to implement evidence-based techniques in specialized treatment and wellness care settings. Learn More.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Thursday, Saturday
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Karen Haney
398028
Fee:
$1,185.00
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Location: Remote Classroom , Field Trip
Notes

No meeting July 4, 2024.
This course is a combination of live-online and in-person class meetings. 
July 20 field trip - Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden 
Aug. 10 field trip - Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Therapeutic Garden
Aug. 31 field trip - Vista Del Mar School Gardens
Attendance at in-person field days is a requirement to successfully passing each course. 

Elective course in the horticulture certificate. Successful completion of this course will provide an equivalent of 3 semester credits in horticultural therapy coursework that can be used toward the completion of a total of 9 semester credits in horticultural therapy coursework that is required by the AHTA for professional registration as a Registered Horticultural Therapist (HTR). Accredited by AHTA (American Horticultural Therapy Association). 

Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 03, 2024
Course Requirements
Book: The Profession and Practice of Horticultural Therapy by Rebecca Haller, Karen L. Kennedy, and Christine L. Cappra
Book: The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
Book: Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice by Sharon P. Simson and Martha C. Straus
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jun 27, 2024
6:30AM PT - 9:30AM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Jul 11, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Jul 18, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Off-Site
Sat Jul 20, 2024
9:30AM PT - 1:30PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Thu Jul 25, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Aug 1, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Aug 8, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Off-Site
Sat Aug 10, 2024
10:30AM PT - 1:30PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Thu Aug 15, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Aug 22, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Aug 29, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Off-Site
Sat Aug 31, 2024
9:30AM PT - 1:30PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Thu Sep 5, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Sep 12, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Sep 19, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom

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