Certificate in Horticultural Therapy

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

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

Licensure/Certification

Registration as a Horticultural Therapist serves as a voluntary indicator of commitment to the professional standards of horticultural therapy. The registration process is administered by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA). Registration ensures that professional competencies have been achieved based on the verification of standardized academic requirements, professional training, and commitment to a professional code of ethics.

Temple University's Undergraduate Certificate in Horticultural Therapy meets the educational requirements for registration with the AHTA. In addition to the program's coursework, graduates must also become a member of AHTA at the Associate level; have a baccalaureate degree in horticulture with a concentration in horticultural therapy or an equivalent degree; complete horticulture coursework as outlined by AHTA; and successfully complete a 480-hour internship in horticultural therapy or meet the work experience criteria defined by AHTA.

https://www.ahta.org/assets/docs/Professional_Registration/2020_AHTA_Prof_Reg_ApplicantPoliciesandProcedures.pdf

Requirements

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.

All courses for the certificate must be taken at Temple University.

Required Courses
HORT 2324Plant Propagation3
HORT 2753Introduction to Horticultural Therapy3
HORT 2754Horticultural Therapy Skills3
HORT 2755Horticultural Therapy Program Management3
Total Credit Hours12