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


Horticultural Therapy Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate in horticultural therapy involves plant science and horticulture techniques to improve quality of life in a therapeutic setting for individuals with physical or mental challenges. 

The program is built around the busy lives of health and human services professionals, horticulturists and educators who work with people with disabilities, older adults and those recovering from illness. The 12-credit-hour certificate is designed to enhance the credentials and professional stature of working professionals in their current positions and to advance in their career.

Student Success

Emily Schum Horticultural Therapy Graduate Certificate Success Story

"The personal experience of my professors and instructors made it so much easier to understand their message and the content of the program. They talk from a business world perspective, not just from the academic view. I found that very helpful since I've been working professionally for a while."

— Emily Shum '17

Read Emily's Story

Careers in Horticultural Therapy  

Career opportunities for individuals with a background in horticultural therapy include:

  • hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • elder care facilities and adult day care
  • schools and after school programs
  • social service areas


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The horticultural therapy graduate certificate program is offered through the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources in the College of Agriculture.

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Quick Facts

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

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