Therapeutic Horticulture 2: Program Development

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Logo Therapeutic HorticultureComing this Winter 2024

Get on the waitlist to register

This is the 2nd course in a 4 course series of online, self paced Therapeutic Horticulture courses.

Complete all 4 online courses for a Certificate of Mastery in Therapeutic Horticulture.

NC State University Department of Horticultural Science and the North Carolina Botanical Garden at UNC Chapel Hill have partnered to create an exciting online learning program. Therapeutic Horticulture: Program Development is the second in a series of online courses that teach the theory, practice, and profession of Therapeutic Horticulture.

This course will equip students with the ability to design therapeutic horticulture treatment interventions for a wide variety of sites and participant populations. Students will learn to perform foundational participant and site assessments that inform the subsequent stages of a therapeutic horticulture program’s development and management. We will explore using client-centered assessment data to let the program ‘write itself.’ Students will practice developing overarching program and client treatment goals that target specific outcomes. Using dynamic interactive forums with real-world examples, students will research, discuss, and reflect on the multiple facets of TH program development and will be provided with references and resources for further study.

Don’t worry if you haven’t taken the Intro to Therapeutic Horticulture. You can now enroll for our 1st course in this series. Register Now for Intro to Therapeutic Horticulture.

If you have any questions or concerns about registration or the course in general, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact


  • Early Bird (through October 3): $399
  • Regular Tuition: $409
  • Volunteer, Member & Professional Discount: $379
    • For members of the NCBG or JCRA, contact for code
    • For Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers (regardless of location), JCRA or NCBG volunteers, or extension professionals.  To obtain the discount code, send an email to If you haven’t previously received the discount code, please have your extension agent or organization e-mail to request it.

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