Therapeutic Horticulture as a Recreational Therapy Intervention
*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.
This course provides an introduction into the use of horticulture as a therapeutic intervention. Participants will gain an understanding of the history of horticulture and medicine and how to incorporate horticulture into the 6 Domains of RT with specific goals to meet the needs of the client. Participants will learn about the benefits of horticulture, different therapeutic gardens and how to start a therapeutic horticulture program. At the completion of this course, participants will need to pass an exam with a minimum score of 70%. Participants must complete the course within 365 days of starting the course to receive a completion certificate.
Students will be able to identify 4 health benefits of engaging in horticulture-based activities.
Students will be able to identify 3 types of therapeutic gardens.
Students will be able to identify 3 ways to adapt gardening to meet the specific needs of their clients.
Students will be able to identify 2 goals associated with the RT domains.
Carolyn Breinich MA, CTRS/CCLS
Carolyn Breinich, MA, CTRS/CCLS