Course Content and Outcome Guide for GRN 268 Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- GRN 268
- Course Title:
- Techniques & Adaptive Strategies in Therapeutic Horticulture
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionPrepares students to design, develop, and maintain wellness activities and therapeutic horticulture gardens and programs incorporating indoor, outdoor and seasonal adaptations, strategies, and techniques. Includes a focus on special needs populations in retirement and long term care communities, vocational and medical rehabilitation facilities, and developmental disabilities settings. Students must have completed GRN 267 or the equivalent course offered through the Legacy Therapeutic Horticulture Program. Prerequisites: GRN 267 Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This is the second course of a 6 course, 13-credit sequence in therapeutic horticulture required by the Therapeutic Horticulture and Horticultural Therapy Certificates of Completion.
Intended Outcomes for the course
• Design wellness activities and therapeutic horticulture gardens and programs for special needs populations in retirement and long term care communities, vocational and medical rehabilitation facilities, and developmental disabilities settings.
• Develop year-round programs, budgets, and maintenance plans, incorporating appropriate indoor, outdoor, and seasonal adaptations, strategies, and techniques.
• Maintain professional and ethical standards of practice, based on available research and resources.
Course Activities and Design
Course is conducted in a hospital setting, including contact with the therapeutic horticulture program and garden. Includes a combination of reading, lecture, discussion, observation and practice in the program and garden.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes through various means, including completion of study guides, written and oral examination, plant identification and resource location guides, and program plans incorporating strategies appropriate to various populations, settings, and seasons.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Therapeutic horticulture and gardens
Programming for special populations
Therapeutic horticulture adaptions, strategies and techniques
Indoor and outdoor programming
Year-round garden planning and maintenance
Vocational, rehabilitative, pediatric and geriatric programs and services