Horticultural Therapy Classes

If you have a passion for plants and helping people, then pursue horticultural therapy and learn how to bring people and the natural environment together for healing purposes. Acquire the therapeutic skills and horticultural techniques needed to serve a broad population of people in need.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


October

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300B 10/20 Su 10:30am-1:10pm Barnes
NYBG

The focus of this individualized intensive training is on physical medicine and rehabilitation. We'll discuss the history and philosophy of the program, and how the therapist functions within a healthcare team. Participate in horticulture treatment sessions that deal with patient more...
202THR525A 10/22 Tu 8:30am-1:00pm Wichrowski
OFS

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300C 10/23 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN
202HRT300A 10/25 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm Paltseva
NYBG

Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for more...
202THR301A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG

November

Sharpen your clinical skills while learning how horticultural therapy is utilized in a physical rehabilitation setting. Explore the team treatment process and learn about the various conditions treated in this setting. Etiology, diagnosis, and psychosocial effects are covered. Learn the more...
202THR403 11/02 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Wichrowski
NYBG

Hands-on healing and learning through horticulture takes place at The Hort's GreenHouse program on Rikers Island. Designed and built by individuals who are incarcerated and their instructors, the garden features a native woodland, nursery, and vegetable and herb gardens. HSNY's more...
202THR537 11/07 Th 6:30am-1:00pm Krus, HTR
OFS

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
202GAR301B 11/12 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG
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