AHTA Horticultural Therapy Certificate Programs Course Schedules

This calendar schedule of courses is intended to provide the reader a quick and easy glance of the classes being offered by AHTA approved certificate programs. Each listing includes the name of the program, contact information, dates and names of courses being offered. For more detailed information such as locations, times, registration process, etc., please use the contact information listed for each program.

Program & Contact Course Dates and Names

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Main Contact:
Gary L. Altman, MS, CRC, HTR
[email protected]

11:776:201 People-Plant Relationships - Every fall semester - hybrid course 

11:776:225 Introduction to Horticultural Therapy - Every spring semester - online course 

11:776:325 Horticultural Therapy Techniques and Programming - Every spring semester - online course

11:776:495/496 Internship in Horticultural Therapy - Every summer semester - Hybrid or in person course

Horticultural Therapy Institute

Main Contact:
Christine Capra, 
Program Manager
[email protected]

Fall 2020: All classes online

Fundamentals of HT
November 12–15, 2020
December 3–6, 2020

Horticultural Therapy Techniques (online)
(prerequisites required) 
January 28–31, 2021
February 25–28, 2021

Horticultural Therapy Programming (online)
(prerequisites required)
April 15–18, 2021
May 20–23, 2021

Horticultural Therapy Management
(prerequisites required)
September 15–19, 2021
September 29–October 3,  2021
(dates may change depending on if class is online or face-to-face)

Portland Community College

Main Contact:
Jan Abushakrah, PhD.
[email protected]


Summer 2020 -Spring 2021, Online & remote classes

Fall Term 2020 (must co-enroll in GRN268 & GRN269)
GRN268: Therapeutic Horticulture Strategies (2 credits)|
Online: Sept 21 – Nov 1 / Prescheduled Remote Meetings: Fri/Sat: Oct 9/10 

GRN269: Therapeutic Horticulture Skills I (2 credits)|
Online: Nov 2 – Dec 13 / Prescheduled Remote meetings: Fri/Sat: Dec 4/5

Winter Term 2021 (must co-enroll in GRN270 & GRN271)
GRN270: Therapeutic Horticulture Programming (2 credits)
Online: Jan 4 – Feb 10 / Prescheduled Remote Meetings: Fri/Sat: Jan 22/23 

GRN271: Therapeutic Horticulture Skills II (2 credits)
Online: Feb 11 – March 21 / Prescheduled Remote Meetings: Fri/Sat: Feb 26/27

Spring Term 2021 
GRN272: Therapeutic Gardens (3 credits)
Online: March 29 – June 13 / Prescheduled Remote Meetings: Sat: Apr 10, May 8, June 5 

New York Botanical Garden

Main Contact:
Phyllis D'Amico, HTM
[email protected]

2020 courses are full. Please check back for 2021

Temple University

Main Contact:
Peg Schofield, HTR
[email protected]

Course times are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Temple University - Ambler Campus

Introduction to HT
Saturdays, Sept. 5 to Oct.24. 

HT Skills
Saturdays, Oct. 31 to Dec. 12 

HT Program Management
Saturdays, Jan. 23, 2021 to March 6, 2021

University of Florida

Main Contact:
Elizabeth (Leah) Diehl, RLA, HTM
[email protected]  

University of Florida will be starting its third cohort of HT students this Spring 2021 semester.
The two courses offered this spring are: 

PLS 3080 Introduction to Horticultural Therapy

PLS 4081 Techniques in Horticultural Therapy (pre-req is PLS 3080)

The spring semester is scheduled to start Jan. 11th, 2021

Delaware Valley University

Main Contact:
Nancy A. Minich, HTR, RLA, ASLA
[email protected]

LAES 3237 Intro Horticultural Therapy  Fall 2 10/15 – 12/1

LAES 3251 Horticultural Therapy Techniques and Practice Spring 1 2/1 – 3/24

LAES 3365 Horticultural Therapy Management Spring 2 3/25 – 5/13