CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics


Course Description

This graduate level course will cover the basic theories and approaches of Nature-Based Therapeutics including restorative environments, therapeutic horticulture, animal assisted interactions, therapeutic landscapes, forest bathing, green care farming, facilitated green exercise, wilderness therapy and ecopsychology. The course includes:

1) historic and theoretical perspectives
2) research into specific techniques
3) application of techniques to specific population and setting

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to:

1. Understand the enhanced quality of life and health benefits of nature-based therapeutics.

2. Identify principles and theoretical framework of nature-based therapeutics.

3. Recognize methods of nature-based therapeutic interventions.

4. Discuss the current evidence-based applications to support the delivery and intervention of nature-based therapeutics.

5. Identify nature-based therapeutic techniques utilized to treat specific target population needs and strengths.

6. Apply concepts and practices of nature-based therapeutics to a specific user group/individual.

7. Critique, synthesize and suggest future direction for nature-based therapeutic research.

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