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.

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Classes

October
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...
10/24 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Lincoff
MDTN
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...
10/28 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
NYBG
The focus of this individualized intensive training is on physical medicine and rehabilitation—history, philosophy, and team functions. Participate in horticulture treatment sessions that deal with patient functioning, treatment goals, and precautions. Prerequisite: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
10/31 Tu 08:30am-01:00pm Wichrowski
OFS
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...
12/02 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Jaroslow
NYBG
January
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...
01/03 We 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
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...
01/08 Mo 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG
  01/08 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm Lincoff
MDTN
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
01/09 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
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...
01/11 Th 10:00am-12:40pm Lincoff
NYBG
Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including hospitals, day treatment programs, group homes, and in private practice. Learn the diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, mood, psychotic, cognitive, and substance abuse disorders. Review more...
01/20 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Beirne
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...
01/23 Tu 02:00pm-05:00pm 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...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
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...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
MDTN
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...
01/29 Mo 10:30am-01:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
February
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
02/02 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...
02/03 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
02/06 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
MDTN
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...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm D'Amico
NYBG
March
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...
03/03 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
NYBG
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
03/10 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
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...
03/12 Mo 09:30am-02:30pm Arabian
OFS
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...
03/14 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Minich
MDTN
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...
04/18 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...
05/19 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Czarnecki
NYBG