AHTA Accredited Certificate Programs

What is an AHTA Accredited Certificate Program?

An AHTA Accredited Certificate Program is a college-level educational program that offers the equivalent of nine (9) semester credits in horticultural therapy coursework.  The AHTA accredited certificate programs provide a foundation in the theory and application of horticultural therapy for diverse populations.

An AHTA Accredited Certificate Program is one that has applied for and received accreditation status by the American Horticultural Therapy Association. The AHTA Certificate Program must maintain accreditation based on the standards set by the Association.

Accreditation ensures that horticultural therapy certificate programs meet nationally endorsed standards in the profession. Certificate programs accredited by AHTA offer all nine (9)-semester credit hours within their educational program. 

An AHTA Accredited Certificate Program provides course content that fulfills the requirements for professional registration with the American Horticultural Therapy Association. An AHTA Accredited Certificate Program may be offered as a component of an academic degree program to fulfill the requirements of a degree in horticulture with a concentration in horticultural therapy. To meet the requirements for professional registration with the American Horticultural Therapy Association, horticultural therapy coursework completed as part of the certificate program, independent of bachelor’s/master’s degree, must be from an AHTA Accredited Certificate Program.

How to become an AHTA Accredited Certificate Program?  Read more.

AHTA Accredited Certificate Programs

The following certificate programs have been accredited by the American Horticultural Therapy Association.  For current certificate program schedules, visit the program website or reference the AHTA accredited horticultural therapy course schedule.

Delaware Valley University

Main Contact: Nancy A. Minich, HTR, RLA, ASLA

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (215) 297-0681 

Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences
700 E. Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA  18901

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University of Florida

Main Contact: Elizabeth (Leah) Diehl, RLA, HTM

Email: [email protected]   
Phone: (352) 294-5003

Therapeutic Horticulture, Wilmot Botanical Gardens at the College of Medicine
University of Florida
PO Box 103560
Wilmot Botanical Gardens
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Horticultural Therapy Institute (HTI)

Main Contact: Christine Capra

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (303) 388 0500

Horticultural Therapy Institute
P.O. Box 461186
Denver, CO  80246

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New York Botanical Garden

Main Contact: Lisa Whitmer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (718) 817 8595

Adult Education Department
The New York Botanical Garden
Watson Building, Room 306
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458-5126

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Portland Community College

Main Contact: Jan Abushakrah, PhD

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (971) 722 4077

Gerontology Department
PCC - Sylvania Campus - SS1
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland OR 97219

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Rutgers University

Main Contact: Gary Altman PhD, CRC, HTR

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (848) 932-6321

Department of Plant Biology and Pathology

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ  08901-8520

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Temple University

Main Contact: Peg Schofield, MA, HTR

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (215) 777-9090

Temple University - Ambler Campus
Department of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002 

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