CSPH 5522: Intro to Therapeutic Horticulture: Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes

This course is offered completely online. Check the Schedule Builder for semester dates.


Graduate Students, undergraduate students (with junior status or above), or instructor consent.
Closeup of hands holding a small mound of dirt with a small plant growing in it

Course Description

An introduction into the purposeful delivery of plants and plant related activities for therapeutic benefits. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the central elements of therapeutic horticulture in the context of multiple health care settings.  Students will learn the evidence-based history, principles, precepts, and practical application of therapeutic horticulture.  A variety of plant and plant related modalities from current research findings will be discussed related to various populations using therapeutic horticulture as a treatment intervention.

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  • Summer
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CSPH 5522 Course Flyer (PDF)