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Dr. Cynthia Domenghini
Program Director
Kansas State University
Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources

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Curriculum

The graduate certificate in horticultural therapy consists of 12 credit hours. Students should start the program by taking HORT 751 or HORT 752. Click on each course below for a description of the course.

Fall Classes

HORT 751 Human Issues in Horticultural Therapy (3 credit hours)

This course will explore human issues in horticulture generally, and human issues in horticultural therapy specifically. Consideration of selected topics and issues such as people-plant relationship theories, horticultural therapy as a specialized allied health field, health-care gardens and their use, societal impacts on horticultural therapy and research issues. The course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the literature in horticultural therapy and develops an appreciation for the interrelationships involved in this multidisciplinary area.

HORT 753 Clinical Skills in Horticultural Therapy (3 credit hours)

Development of horticultural therapy skills and methodology is facilitated through real-life case studies. Includes instruction, practice and evaluation of clinical skills with population groups typically served through horticultural therapy. The prerequisite to this course is HORT 751.

HORT 755 Practicum in Horticultural Therapy (3 credit hours)

The practicum is a means of demonstrating the interconnections between “theory” and “practice.” By conducting a practicum project, students demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and ideas from their study of horticultural therapy to a specific population or setting. The prerequisites to this course are HORT 752 and HORT 753.

Spring Classes

HORT 752 Horticulture in Horticultural Therapy (3 credit hours)

Application of horticulture principles and practices in therapeutic settings; considerations for greenhouse systems operations and management in therapeutic settings; landscape maintenance, fruit and vegetable gardening and production horticulture as part of a therapeutic program; and plant propagation for production and therapy.

HORT 755 Practicum in Horticultural Therapy (3 credit hours)

The practicum is a means of demonstrating the interconnections between “theory” and “practice.” By conducting a practicum project, students demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and ideas from their study of horticultural therapy to a specific population or setting. The prerequisites to this course are HORT 752 and HORT 753.

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Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: Agriculture
Credits: 12
Course delivery: Online

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