Therapeutic Horticulture 2: Program Development
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Coming in Fall of 2023
2nd Class in the Therapeutic Horticulture Series
Registration Coming Soon
NC State University Department of Horticultural Science and the North Carolina Botanical Garden at UNC Chapel Hill have partnered to create an exciting online learning program. Therapeutic Horticulture: Program Development is the second in a series of online courses that teach the theory, practice, and profession of Therapeutic Horticulture.
This course will equip students with the ability to design therapeutic horticulture treatment interventions for a wide variety of sites and participant populations. Students will learn how to perform foundational participant and site assessments that inform the subsequent stages of a therapeutic horticulture program’s development and management. We will explore the concept of “form follows function” and discover how to use client-centered assessment data to let the program ‘write itself.’ Students will practice developing an overarching program and client treatment goals that target specific outcomes and become acquainted with various documentation and evaluation tools that ensure program efficacy and accountability. Using dynamic interactive forums with real-world examples, students will research, discuss, and reflect on the multiple facets of TH program development, and will be provided with references and resources for further study.
In order to enroll in this course, students must achieve a record of “Mastery” in the first course, Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture. Exceptions to this rule are made on a case-by-case basis based on previous formal training and practice of Therapeutic Horticulture or Horticulture Therapy.
If you are eager to keep working towards you Certificate of Mastery in Therapeutic Horticulture take the 3rd class in the series this Spring and the 2nd and 4th class next fall. Registration is now open for Therapeutic Horticulture 3: Accommodating Diverse Populations.
Students can watch lectures and fulfill assignments when their schedule permits during the six-week period the class is in session, with a new module opening up every Monday morning. Despite the asynchronous nature of this course, it is highly recommended that students keep up with lectures and assignments before the next module is introduced since it is possible to fall behind quickly.
- Regular Tuition: $409
- $10 (tuition=$399) – Early Bird (applied automatically when you register early)
- $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 NC Botanical Garden
- For membership discounts send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your work email account to request the discount code.
- Payment Plan Option
- Available upon registration for this course, with $200 due at the time of enrollment and the remaining balance due 14 days before the course begins.