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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Botanical Garden | Evaluated Learning Experience

Activities Analysis for Horticultural Therapy (THR 407)

Formerly Horticultural Therapy Activities Analysis and the Group Process (THR 407)
15 hours (3 weeks).
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY.

September 2008 - December 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify at least three benefits of conducting an activity analysis; examine activities regarding the physical, cognitive, social and affective needs of clients; define administrative needs for conducting activities in specific settings; differentiate between goals and objectives; demonstrate how horticultural therapy activities can be adapted or modified; structure activities with measurable objectives; identify types of groups encountered in horticultural therapy programs; apply leadership styles as indicated by group needs and dynamics; choose and design appropriate documentation tools; and create and deliver an activity analysis for a specific program and population.


This course is taught in a traditional classroom environment with required  site visits as part of the certificate program. Methods of instruction include: lectures, class discussions, readings, individual and group design and presentation, case studies, assigned reading and individual research. Prerequisites: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy (THR 301), Horticultural Therapy in Physical Rehabilitation (THR 403), or approval of Program Coordinator.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Horticultural Therapy, Horticulture, Social Work, Special Education or Psychology (11/12) (11/17 revalidation).