Natural Environments’ Health-Promoting Attributes

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This course will allow you to gain an understanding of the different environmental attributes that affect human health. It will also discuss how our personal perceptions of the environment influence our behaviors and interactions with nature.





Welcome to Natural Environments’ Health-Promoting Attributes! This course will explore how and why natural environments are perceived differently by different people. There will also be a discussion of how perceptions influence human interaction with the environment. The course will conclude by outlining how environmental goods, services, and the different values of natural environments facilitate health and wellness.

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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
  • 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

  • Perceptions of the Natural Environment
  • Ecological Goods and Services
  • Selected Values of the Natural Environment

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • List the ways in which different characteristics of natural environments can affect human health.
  • Describe how socialization influences individual perceptions of the natural environment.
  • Define ecological goods and services.
  • List the ways in which natural environments can affect different dimensions of human health.

Recommended Background

Natural Environments’ Health-Promoting Attributes 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 second in the Human Health and Natural Environments 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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