Certificate in Horticultural Therapy

This credit certificate course sequence meets the horticultural therapy course content required by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) for registration as a Horticultural Therapist. View the AHTA web site (www.ahta.org) for ADDITIONAL requirements for the Voluntary Professional Registration program as a Horticultural Therapist, such as supervised experience.

This certificate is available to all undergraduate degree students and non-degree-seeking students. Consult an academic advisor about how the required classes fit into academic and career plans.

The majority of courses for the Certificate in Horticultural Therapy program are offered on the Ambler Campus.

For more information, please contact:

Director - Academic Advising/Ambler Campus
Janine C. Warnas, M.S.
West Hall 109


Credit certificates may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of the required credits for the specific topic area with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall.

At least half of the courses for the certificate must be taken at Temple University.

Note: The symbol after the course title indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated.
(F) = offered only in fall semester
(S) = offered only in spring semester
(FA) = offered only in fall of alternate years
(SA) = offered only in spring of alternate years
Required Courses
HORT 1001Fundamentals of Horticulture2-3
or HORT 1651 Art of Floral Design I
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I (F)3
HORT 2753Introduction to Horticultural Therapy (FA)3
HORT 2754Horticultural Therapy Skills (SA)3
HORT 2755Horticultural Therapy Program Management (FA) 13
Total Credit Hours14

This course has a prerequisite(s).