Online Course
Active Transportation and Planetary Health
Guiding patients to consider their health and environmental health when commuting

1-1.5 hours





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Adam Toner
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Adam is a physiotherapist from Ireland with a particular interest in orthopaedic outpatients.

To envision, explore, enhance, and employ environmental physiotherapy

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Human health depends on flourishing natural systems on Earth. Any disruption of these systems can negatively affect our health. By protecting these systems, we ensure that humans continue to thrive. Planetary health is a specific field of population health that focuses on the interaction between human health and the health of our planet. As is discussed in this course, health professionals can contribute to planetary health and well-being by encouraging active transportation concepts such as cycling to and from work or school.


This course aims to introduce active transportation and explore the links between physiotherapy and planetary health.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe active transportation
  • explain the six interactions between the physiotherapist, active transportation, human health and the environment
  • discuss active transportation interventions and recommendations
  • evaluate the use of active transportation as an intervention based on a case scenario

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Adam Toner: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Thought-provoking and practical - an essential course for these days of climate emergency.
Wendy Walker
United Kingdom
This course, by Adam Toner, helps you see how we as physiotherapists can help in the saving of our planet by prescribing active transport to our patients.
Lucinda Hampton