Course DescriptionsPlease Note: Courses effective Spring 2016; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.
HTC100 - Essentials of Horticulture for Horticultural Therapists
Course provides introduction to horticulture required for understanding of horticultural therapy. Content includes plant classifications and structure, plant growth and development, and appropriate soil composition for indoor and outdoor plants. Prerequisite: Program admission and concurrent enrollment in HTC 101 and HTC 110.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 4)
HTC101 - Health through Horticulture: Using Plants for Therapeutic Outcomes
Course provides instruction in the history and theoretical framework of horticultural therapy, examination of horticultural therapy programs in a range of settings, design of a barrier-free therapeutic garden, and delivery of horticulturaltherapy skills. Prerequisite: Program admission and concurrent enrollment in HTC 110; HTC 100 or equivalent.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
HTC110 - Horticultural Therapy Application and Practicum
Course continues the study of horticultural therapy. Students develop a mobile plant cart program, plan a renovation of indoor space for horticultural activities, generate a proposal for an income-generating horticultural therapy program, complete a pre-vocational training program proposal, and prepare a program proposal. Course offers residential instruction for delivery of horticultural therapy activities designed in HTC 101 and includes a peer review component. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in HTC 101.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 2)
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