Horticultural Therapy Techniques

BIOLGY X 466.2

Learn the necessary skills to successfully complete client assessments, evaluations and documentation. 


What you can learn.

  • Learn effective strategies and skills to establish professional treatment goals, objectives and plans
  • Develop professional competencies and approaches for improving, developing and maintaining therapeutic garden settings
  • Gain the necessary and practical experience needed to deliver professional services that use horticulture as a therapeutic modality
  • Understand methods and tools to apply a variety of assessment strategies, modifications and treatment techniques
  • Study methods and approaches for providing a wide array of horticulture and garden-based activities

About this course:

This course covers the necessary skills to successfully complete client assessment, evaluation, and documentation to establish effective short-term and long-term goals and objectives for horticultural therapy clients. Students will learn about and practice the development of horticultural activities, activity modification, therapeutic interactive techniques, and adaptive tools, equipment, and devices for a variety of program settings. Specific attention will be given to the use of indoor and outdoor plants for programming, and the evaluation and utilization of indoor and outdoor spaces for the therapeutic use of horticulture. This course uses a combination of online learning, guest speakers, field trips, and hands-on activities to provide an understanding of the techniques that lead to the establishment of effective and successful horticultural therapy program plan development.

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.

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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