The foundations of horticultural therapy course introduces the student to the definitions operational standards, and practice of horticultural therapy as outlined by the AHTA. Students will learn evidence-based theories and approaches for using plants to increase skills and wellness in therapeutic settings; learn the historical development and the current state of horticultural therapy and how this unique approach addresses the needs of various populations. Students will be introduced to concepts surrounding program development, needs assessment and therapeutic interventions. The class uses a combination of online learning, guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities to provide a deep understanding of the fundamental components of a successful horticultural therapy practice.
Please note this course is hybrid, with in person components taking place at various locations in the LA area.
- Public Engagement