2023-2024 Hybrid Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture

Hybrid certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture participants handle plants in class on the left. On the right, a man using a wheelchair harvests a vegetable from our raised horticultural therapy beds.

Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 Hybrid Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture (HCTH)! This nine-month program combines comprehensive online and in-person instruction to professionals and students in allied health, education, and design fields who wish to incorporate therapeutic horticulture into their practice.

The program allows maximum flexibility for those who need convenient and self-paced evening and weekend learning opportunities. Students will build foundational knowledge and explore how Therapeutic Horticulture supports human health and wellness, including physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, vocational, and social needs.

Students receive approximately one hour of recorded lectures each month (August 7, 2023 – May 11, 2024). There is no limit to the number of times students can listen to the lectures, and they can be accessed 24/7 on our online learning platform. On the second Saturday of each month, students meet as a group at the North Carolina Botanical Garden to discuss the lecture content, participate in hands-on activities that reinforce the online content, network with classmates and instructors, and attend field trips to therapeutic horticulture programs near the Garden.

The depth of course content, field trips, and peer networking opportunities were our past students’ favorite aspects of our program!

Learn more and register here

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