Online Course: An Introduction to Environmental Physiotherapy
Learn how your clinical practice can have an impact on the global environment and planetary health
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Environmental physiotherapy is an entirely new field of physiotherapy practice, research and education. It is concerned with exploring the relationship between the environment, human health and functioning in relation to all aspects of physiotherapy. This course provides an overview of environmental physiotherapy, its relationship to parallel developments across healthcare and society at large, and the many questions it raises. Because this is a field that is under development, this is not a typical course aimed at passing on existing information. Rather, it is an effort to inspire and invite you to think, ask questions, research, practice and get involved in the development of this urgently needed and exciting new area.
This course provides an introductory overview of environmental physiotherapy and extends an invitation to participate in the development of this new field of physiotherapy practice, research and education.
The course consists of a video presentation, a selection of recommended readings and a final 15-question quiz. It is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.
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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- list two key areas of environmental physiotherapy
- choose two ways of changing physiotherapy practice to enhance planetary health
- identify three key drivers in environmental change
- describe two ways that climate change may impact human health
- use an example to describe active transport
South African Society of Physiotherapy
This course was submitted for accreditation with the SASP. You can start and finish this course and download the certificate at a later stage.
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/299 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 1.16 CCUs.
The Continuing Education Review Services (California)
United States - California
This course has been Approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #: 21-50643-2
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Physioplus courses should meet the CPD requirements for the Australian Physiotherapy Board (AHPRA). Physioplus is an approved course provider of the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Lebanese Order of Physiotherapy. All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus courses are recognised under the recertification programme by the New Zealand Board. Courses can be included in registered Physiotherapists CPD plan and recorded as part of the required 100 hours of CPD over a three year period.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – Montana
The State Board does not pre-approve any activities or sponsors for CE credits. Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development as Category B activities.
United States – States accepting accreditation from other States
Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia
The state board of physical therapy accepts courses accredited by other States. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development based on the Texas Physical Therapy Association accreditation - please check with your state board.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
This is a great course, that highlights a new field of the Physiotherapy profession - environmental physiotherapy. This course gives us lots of information on how important the environment is for our Health system.
AFOLABI Olakunle Olalekan
Environmental Physiotherapy course broadens one's horizon.
Physiotherapist, South Africa
This is a thought-provoking introduction to environmental physiotherapy. The ideas are clearly presented and are critically relevant to us all. I look forward to the full-length course.