PCP803 - A Geographic Approach to Physical Well-Being

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Subject Title
A Geographic Approach to Physical Well-Being

Subject Description
The physical environment impacts health. The geographic landscape and social construct of a community influences physical wellbeing through environmental hazards, access to safe spaces for exercise, food security, and green space. For a recreation therapist, the space in which a client lives is an important consideration when implementing care and projecting outcomes.  This course will look at how space shapes physical wellbeing through the academic lens of health geography. Concepts of environmental justice and the biophilia hypothesis will be explored through classroom work and experiential field trips.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the environmental issues that impact overall health and wellbeing.
  2. Predict the health enhancing and health endangering elements in both natural, occupational, and built environments.
  3. Assess the environmental challenges vulnerable people face from a therapeutic recreation perspective.
  4. Plan interventions and strategies to support health in a variety of natural, occupational, and built environments from a therapeutic recreation perspective.
  5. Implement TR appropriate strategies for enhancing a person’s environment for health.
  6. Evaluate the therapeutic outcomes of TR interventions for living well in a variety of environmental settings.

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