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Environmental physiotherapy is an emerging field in our profession that applies across physiotherapy research, practice and education. It builds on the recognition that human health and functioning depend on a supportive social and natural environment. Environmental physiotherapy is grounded in an in-depth exploration of the relationship between health, society, environment and physiotherapy in all of its facets. Fostering both environmental awareness and responsibility, the aim is to advance the physiotherapy profession to make significant contributions to planetary health and wellbeing in a manner that recognises the inseparable nature of today’s environmental, social and health challenges.
As an emerging field in physiotherapy research, practice and education, the aim of this programme is to introduce different aspects of environmental physiotherapy and invite physiotherapists around the world to get involved in its collaborative exploration, development and implementation.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Environmental Physiotherapy
- Active Transportation and Planetary Health
- More courses to be added
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 12-16 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 16 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this programme of courses 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.
- Complete each of the required courses
- Submit a written assignment that meets and passes the assessment criteria.
- Complete a course evaluation form.