Horticultural Therapy Certificate Classes

The NYBG Horticultural Therapy Certificate Program helps students begin or advance their careers through an in-depth exploration of skills and innovative methods using plants and the growing environment to heal and rehabilitate people.

Click here for an overview of the required courses and site visits.

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Classes

December
Older adults present an increasing need for therapeutic services. Learn about the physical, sensory, cognitive, psychological, and social aspects of aging and their implications for horticultural therapy programming. Explore how horticulture can be an important component in the various levels more...
12/01 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Jaroslow
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...
12/04 Tu 08:30am-01:00pm Wichrowski
OFS
January
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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 more...
01/07 Mo 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG
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...
01/08 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Beyers
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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 more...
01/08 Tu 06:00pm-08:40pm Grossman
MDTN
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...
01/12 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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 more...
01/26 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Kutos
NYBG
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates. Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling more...
01/28 Mo 10:30am-01:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
  01/29 Tu 01:30pm-04:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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 more...
01/31 Th 10:00am-12:40pm Day
NYBG
February
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...
02/01 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
NYBG
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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 more...
02/02 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN
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...
02/04 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Grossman
MDTN
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...
02/06 We 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
NYBG
For horticultural therapy to be most effective, activities must be structured so a client's progress can be clearly measured and assessed. Using a variety of activities, develop a needs assessment and activity plan, write specific goals with measurable objectives, and more...
02/23 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Jaroslow
NYBG
March
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...
03/07 Th 06:30am-01:00pm 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...
03/09 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Gardens can be catalysts for learning, health, inclusion, and therapy. Gain the knowledge, expertise, and tools to create, renovate, and evaluate both interior and exterior spaces to ensure effective gardens. Learn the latest research in health care garden design, common more...
03/13 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Minich
MDTN
Visit a 720-bed chronic and long-term care facility that serves geriatric patients, patients with AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Huntington's disease, and patients on short-term rehabilitation. Students will accompany the horticultural therapist on rounds to a variety of units. Lunch is more...
03/19 Tu 10:30am-02:30pm Arabian
OFS
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...
03/30 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
NYBG
April
Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, and techniques used by participants in horticultural therapy activities. Design and construct adaptive tools and assistive devices through problem-solving activities. Expand your plant-selecting skills for specific therapeutic programming needs as you explore the collections and gardens more...
04/10 We 05:30pm-08:30pm D'Amico
Beirne
NYBG
May
Learn how to design and implement a horticultural therapy program in the private or public sector. Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers. Topics in business practices will more...
05/04 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Czarnecki
NYBG