Introduction to the Human Health and Natural Environments Series

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In this course you will explore the core concepts covered in the seven courses in the Human Health and Natural Environments series.





Welcome to Introduction to Human Health and Natural Environments! This course is a prologue to the series and has been created to give readers an overview of what content and features are found in this series’ courses. The purpose of this course is to introduce the main concepts in each course while also providing readers a sense of how they connect with one another. The course will begin with a brief description of the main concepts covered in each course, and will also discuss the pros and cons of taking individual courses versus the entire certificate program.

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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.

Course Chapters

  • Courses Included in this Series
  • Course Structure
  • Taking Individual Courses Versus the Certificate

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the various ways researchers and practitioners approach the concepts of human health and natural environments
  • Describe the pros and cons of taking individual courses versus the certificate program

Recommended Background

Introduction to the Human Health and Natural Environments Series 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 is the recommended prerequisite course of the 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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