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Fundamentals of HT

2021 Fall classes

The HT Institute hopes to offer two face-to-face and one online Fundamentals class in the fall of 2021. The schedule is  dependent upon the availability of class space and status of the pandemic. With this in mind the following are tentative dates:

Oct. 21-24, 2021
Denver, Colorado or online

Nov. 21-24, 2021
Atlanta, Georgia or online

Dec. 2-5, 2021
San Diego, CA or online

Download PDF of current 2020/2021 Schedules

Section I (CO) & II (CA)  Class schedules



The Horticultural Therapy Institute’s Curriculum

Educational options that work

An emphasis on horticultural therapy education enables the Institute to focus resources and effectively respond to change.

The curriculum:

  • Includes four courses
    1. Fundamentals of Horticultural Therapy
    2. Horticultural Therapy Techniques
    3. Horticultural Therapy Programming
    4. Horticultural Therapy Management
  • Offers new course content
  • Moves students through the program at an accelerated pace
  • Makes it possible to complete a certificate in one year
  • Meets in four face-to-face sessions (reduced from five sessions in the past)
  • Saves travel costs, without raising overall tuition
  • Incorporates more distance experiences


Why did the curriculum change?

Our students have asked for less travel and the ability to finish in a shorter period of time. It also allows us to refresh what and how we teach to better prepare students for HT practice.

Does the new curriculum meet the professional registration requirements of the American Horticultural Therapy Association?

Yes, the four courses total 9 credits and include the topics required for horticultural therapy coursework.

I have taken classes in the past from HTI. Can I still complete a certificate?

Yes! Please contact us for guidance in which classes to enroll, as some content has shifted from course to course.


View the recording of a recent live webinar:

Topic: Entering the Profession of Horticultural Therapy

You will learn:

  • What is horticultural therapy?
  • Where is it practiced?
  • Who does it serve?
  • How can you receive training?

View the webinar here


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