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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

Horticultural Therapy in Physical Rehabilitation (THR 403)

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: discuss etiologies and characteristics of conditions frequently treated in a physical rehabilitation settings including: Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, spinal cord injury, cardiac rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic conditions, and stroke; explain the psychosocial effects of physical disability on the human condition; define the roles of the team treatment members in physical rehabilitation settings; demonstrate an understanding of the clinical process in a rehabilitation setting including assessment, documentation, development of appropriate goals and objectives; and create a treatment plan based on a case study and develop horticultural therapy activities to support the treatment plan.


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. Prerequisite: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy (THR 301).

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).