Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture

This certificate programme is an advanced programme for participants who wish to seek in-depth knowledge and application in therapeutic horticulture. The programme is conducted locally by international industry practitioners who are experts in their area of teaching. 

This programme aims to educate participants by using horticulture as a form of therapy and overall well-being for an individual or a group. The desired outcome of this programme is to have a professional group of practitioners to introduce effective therapeutic horticulture activities to cope with Singapore’s ageing population.

Competencies Trained and Assessed

The Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture programme comprises 15 topics developed from three main domains namely Plant Science, Human Science and Therapeutic Horticulture.

  • Introduction to horticulture
  • Plants selection and maintenance
  • Pest and disease management
  • Therapeutic garden design
  • Common mental illnesses and difficulties faced
  • Types of therapies available for specific clients and its benefits
  • Overview and management of mental illness & stroke and recover expectations
  • Occupational therapy perspectives for stroke and dementia clients
  • Occupational therapy perspectives for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • The horticultural therapy framework
  • Treatment plans and goals in therapeutic horticulture
  • Activity selection process
  • Working with clients
  • Documentation
  • Treatment session planning

Suitable for

  • Horticulturists
  • Landscape Architects
  • Landscape Professionals
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Social care professionals
  • Occupational therapists

Programme Schedule

Topics

Date

Venue

1. Introduction to horticulture

5 Aug, 9am – 5pm

Hands-on-House Lab at HortPark

2. Plants selection and maintenance

6 Aug, 9am – 5pm

3. Pest and disease management

7 Aug, 9am – 5pm

4. Therapeutic garden design

16 Aug, 9am – 5pm

5. Occupational therapy perspectives for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

20 Aug, 9am – 5pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre, Function Room (Level 2)

6. Occupational therapy perspectives for stroke and dementia clients

21 Aug, 9am – 5pm

7. Common mental illnesses and difficulties faced

22 Aug, 9am – 10am

8. Types of therapies available for specific clients and its benefits

22 Aug, 10am – 11am

9. Overview and management of mental illness & stroke and recover expectations

22 Aug, 11am – 12pm

10. The horticultural therapy framework

3 Sep, 9am – 5pm

Hands-on-House Lab at HortPark

11. Treatment plans and goals in therapeutic horticulture

4 Sep, 9am – 5pm

12. Activity selection process

5 Sep, 9am – 5pm

13. Working with clients

9 Sep, 9am – 5pm

14. Documentation

10 Sep, 9am – 5pm

15. Treatment session planning

11 Sep, 9am – 5pm

Submission of assessment

11 Oct, 12pm

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Certificate Attainment

To attain a Certificate of Participation, participants are required to: 

  • Achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Pass report assessment  

Course Fee

Full Course Fee (Inclusive of 7% GST): $3,199.30

Please refer HERE for information on available funding and eligibility. 


The next run is scheduled to take place in August/September 2020. To receive news and updates for the upcoming programmes via email, you may join our mailing list HERE.