As a student in the horticultural therapy certificate program, you'll have a hands-on opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills to work in social, therapeutic and vocational horticultural settings.

You'll study the theory and history of horticultural therapy. You'll gain experience developing treatment plans and therapeutic activities for a variety of client populations, and engage clients in therapeutic activities. You will learn about designing facilities for special populations and getting started in establishing and managing a horticultural therapy practice. All this and more, the certificate can be completed in just three six-week courses.

The Horticultural Therapy Certificate, accredited by the American Horticultural Therapy Association, is now completely online.


This credit certificate is available as a stand-alone program and to all undergraduate degree students to complete as part of their studies, regardless of their majors. Students should consult with their academic advisor about how the certificate courses can fit into their individual academic and career plans.

Program Requirements: 9 Credits
  • Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
  • Horticultural Therapy Techniques and Practices
  • Horticultural Therapy Management
Career Opportunities

Job opportunities in horticulture therapy can be found in:

  • hospitals
  • nursing homes
  • assisted living facilities
  • rehabilitation centers
  • correctional facilities
  • schools
  • community gardens
Stephanie Morace, Office of Continuing and Professional Studies