Innovations & Applications in Human Health & Natural Environments

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In this course, you will explore the many ways in which individuals have creatively engaged with the natural environment to improve individual and community health.





Welcome to Innovations & Applications in Human Health & Natural Environments! Through the use of real-world case studies, this course synthesizes the main points from the six prior courses in the Human Health & Natural Environments series. Examples of agencies, organizations, and individuals who work to improve individual and community health will be explored to give readers a grasp of the many ways in which humans use natural environments to facilitate health.

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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:

  • Supplemental resources
  • Audio interview
  • Informal assessment quiz
  • 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

  • Foundations of Human Health & Natural Environments
  • Natural Environments’ Health Promoting Attributes
  • Environmental Health & Public Lands
  • Making the Case for Nature & Health: Theoretical Arguments
  • Science & Public Lands
  • Sense of Place & Environmental Education

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Review the key points from courses 1-6.
  • Synthesize how the natural environment improves and links with human health.

Recommended Background

Innovations & Applications in 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 last in this series.


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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