The Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture (CTH) provides comprehensive instruction to professionals and students in the health and allied health fields who wish to incorporate therapeutic horticulture into their practice.
CTH is a series of 24 classes offered on weekends, providing classroom instruction, hands-on activities and field trips in therapeutic horticulture, horticulture, and other important topics relevant to this field. Class time totals to 70 hours.
Instructors for these classes include AHTA registered horticultural therapists, NCBG horticulture staff, allied health professionals, and other accomplished experts in their respective fields. The classroom portion concludes with a take-home exam, and a 40-hour internship is required for graduation.
Please see the CTH Handbook linked below for additional information including eligibility, policies, class listing and content, and faculty.
We expect to offer an updated CTH program again in the fall of 2020. We are also developing a new online class in conjunction with NC State Extension Gardener Program that will be an introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture. This distinct class will be for anyone interested in exploring the field of therapeutic horticulture.
Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture Planning Committee
Christene Tashjian, MPA, HTA
Beth Schultz, MS, OTR