Foundations of Human Health and Natural Environments

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This course will help you gain an understanding of the different movements in the history of parks, human health and natural environments. It will also provide you the tools to develop personal definitions for the terms “human health” and “natural environments.”

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Welcome to Foundations of Human Health and Natural Environments! This is the first course in the Human Health and Natural Environments series. We will begin by exploring the many ways professionals and the public define terms like “human health” and “natural environments.” By the end of this course, you should be able to formulate your own definitions for these terms. The course also provides an overview of key movements in the history of human health and natural environments.

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Course Schedule

This course is self-paced to allow you greater flexibility. You are free to move at your own speed, and you decide the order and progression in which you move through the course. You can also revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

Elements of the course:

  • Engaging video
  • Final assessment

Following the course, you will complete an assessment which requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.

Course Chapters

  • Defining Human Health
  • Public Health and Nature
  • A Historical Perspective
  • Natural Environment Characteristics
  • Defining Natural Environment

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the diversity of definitions for human health and natural environments.
  • Develop your own definition of human health.
  • Develop your own definition of natural environment.
  • Identify some of the major movements in the history of parks, human health, and natural environments.

Recommended Background

Foundations of Human Health and Natural Environments is geared towards park and recreation professionals and students in park, recreation, public health, and related disciplines. No prior knowledge is required to take this course. This course is recommended to be completed first in the Human Health and Natural Environments series.

FAQ

Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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