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Therapeutic Horticulture 4: Program Management

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4th Class in the Therapeutic Horticulture Series

October 7 – November 17, 2024
October 6 – November 23, 2025

The NC State Extension Gardener program and the Therapeutic Horticulture program at UNC Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Botanical Garden have partnered to create this exciting online learning opportunity for students interested in incorporating plant-based activities into their existing practices, including allied health professionals, Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers, educators, and others who work with people with diverse needs and abilities.

Therapeutic Horticulture 4: Program Management is the fourth in a series of online courses on the theory, practice, and profession of Therapeutic Horticulture. Before registering for this class, students must have earned a Certificate of Participation or Mastery in each of the other three courses in the series.

This course prepares students to manage therapeutic horticulture programs in various settings and target populations and includes proposal development, budgeting, marketing, fund development, implementation, assessment, and documentation strategies to build program sustainability. Excellent references and resources, as well as a variety of real-world examples, are provided for students to research, discuss, and reflect on best practices for program management in therapeutic horticulture. Dynamic, interactive, engaging strategies invite students to incorporate their strengths into practical assignments, building a personal, professional portfolio of tools to use as they move forward in therapeutic horticulture.

Course Prerequisites
Registrants should have received a Record of Participation or Mastery in:

If you have completed similar courses at any of these accredited programsBEFORE enrolling in this class email proof of completion to Emilee Weaver: to confirm that you have met the prerequisite requirements.

Internet access is required for this fully online, self-paced, non-credit course. There is open access 24/7, and the resource materials are available online at no additional cost for six months after the course formally ends. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available through the Office of Continuing Education at UNC.

Students can watch lectures and fulfill assignments when their schedule permits during the seven weeks the class is in session. A new module opens every Monday morning. The course is asynchronous but to avoid falling behind, many students choose to complete the lectures and assignments each week before the next module is introduced.

Don’t delay – this class will fill quickly!

TH4 Course Outline


  • Regular Tuition: $409
  • Discounts:
    • $10 (tuition=$399) – Early Bird  (applied automatically when you register 3 weeks before the course start date)
    • $10 (tuition=$399) – Members of JC Raulston Arboretum or the NC Botanical Garden
    • $30 (tuition=$379) – Volunteers:  JC Raulston Arboretum, NC Botanical Garden, and Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers (regardless of location)
    • $30 (tuition=$379) – Professionals: NC State University and UNC
      • Contact your membership coordinator for the discount code. If they do not have the code, ask them to send a request via email to from their work email account.
  • Payment Plan Option 
    • Available upon registration for this course, with $200 due at enrollment and the remaining balance due 14 days before the course begins.