Therapeutic Horticulture Certificate Classes

NYBGs Therapeutic Horticulture Certificate Program emerges from a health and wellness model of human development, combined with research supporting nature as an effective therapeutic medium. This program trains students to design, implement, and operate innovative therapeutic horticulture programs in settings such as urban farms, healthcare facilities, schools, supportive housing, correctional facilities, and more.

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January

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300DO 01/10 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

Explore the theoretical foundations and evidence-based research that supports using the people-plant relationship as a therapeutic tool to improve health and well-being. Engage in hands-on activities to discover the beneficial cognitive, physical, psychological, and social-emotional impacts associated with working with more...
233THP301CO 01/10 Tu 4:00pm-6:30pm Meore
ONLINE

A growing body of evidence supports the use of horticulture for psychological well-being. Discover how therapeutic horticulture can be a preventative practice for all people in dealing with the stressors of the modern world and how it can be integrated more...
233THP404BBL 01/11 We 6:30pm-8:45pm Krus, HTR
BLENDED

Learn about the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social changes that occur because of neurological conditions caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury. We will explore the rehabilitative process and discuss how to adapt therapeutic more...
233THP403BBL 01/17 Tu 6:30pm-8:45pm Wichrowski
BLENDED

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300EO 01/21 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day Nishiura
ONLINE

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
233GAR301DO 01/23 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

Being able to work across cultures is a necessary skill for the therapeutic horticulture professional. Explore cultural differences and develop cultural competency by using cues to inform your work, increasing theeffectiveness and impact of your programs. Practice and expand these more...
233THP312BL 01/23 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Fried
BLENDED

Learn to conduct needs assessments, develop activity plans, and write specific goals with measurable objectives that address individual and group needs. Explore the dynamics of group work and the leadership techniques necessary for successful group facilitation. You'll put theory into more...
233THP407O 01/30 Mo 6:30pm-8:30pm Jaroslow
ONLINE

February

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300F 02/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Explore the theoretical foundations and evidence-based research that supports using the people-plant relationship as a therapeutic tool to improve health and well-being. Engage in hands-on activities to discover the beneficial cognitive, physical, psychological, and social-emotional impacts associated with working with more...
233THP301DO 02/07 Tu 4:00pm-6:30pm Wagenfeld
ONLINE

Discover how therapeutic horticulture can greatly enrich and support the formative years-from early childhood through adolescence. Learn about the causes and characteristics of various types of developmental disabilities and youth at risk. Explore ways to incorporate therapeutic horticulture and the more...
233THP402BBL 02/08 We 6:00pm-8:15pm D'Amico
BLENDED

Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers for therapeutic horticulture programs. We will discuss how to develop budgets, fund raise, and follow best legal practices for those considering more...
233THP409O 02/16 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Czarnecki
ONLINE

Explore how therapeutic horticulture can improve the health, function, and quality of life for older adults in various settings, from independent to assisted living, day programs, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. You willalso gain an understanding of the physical, more...
233THP401BO 02/21 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
ONLINE

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
233HRT411A 02/27 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

The prevalence of trauma in the general population suggests that many of our clients would benefit from approaches to therapeutic horticulture that are trauma-sensitive. Learn to identify types of trauma and explore evidence-based trauma-informed principles and strategies to enhance positive more...
233THP318BL 02/27 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Basile, Ph.D.
BLENDED

March

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
233GAR301EO 03/01 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300GO 03/06 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Naghshineh
ONLINE

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
233HRT411B 03/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Chronic conditions that require ongoing medical attention, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, diabetes, cancer, and bone and joint diseases, can interfere with activities of daily living. Create goal-directed therapeutic horticulture activities that can be used to improve the quality more...
233THP405BO 03/06 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm Wagenfeld
ONLINE

NYU is recognized as having one of the longest-running therapeutic horticulture programs in the country. This visit offers an insider's look at the broad array of programs that the team facilitates both in the hospitals and in the community. Visit more...
233THP525B 03/07 Tu 9:00am-2:00pm Horticultural Therapy Services
OFS

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
233GAR301F 03/14 Tu 10:30am-12:30pm Cappello-Ruggiero
NYBG

Explore the theoretical foundations and evidence-based research that supports using the people-plant relationship as a therapeutic tool to improve health and well-being. Engage in hands-on activities to discover the beneficial cognitive, physical, psychological, and social-emotional impacts associated with working with more...
233THP301EBL 03/18 Sa 9:00am-2:30pm Meore
BLENDED

April

Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, spaces, and techniques used by participants in therapeutic horticulture activities. Explore universal design principles and how to incorporate them into programming, activities, garden design, and tools to meet the widest range of people's needs. Design and more...
234THP406BL 04/19 We 6:00pm-8:00pm D'Amico
Wagenfeld
BLENDED