CSPH 5521: Therapeutic Landscapes

3 CreditsOnline Available

This course will introduce students to the theoretical foundations of healing environments and their application based on the six dimensions of wellbeing. It is a unique course offered only through the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing– but carries a wide interdisciplinary application – such as with the department of horticulture, landscape architecture, therapeutic recreation, botany, public health and other health science. During the past six decades, the field of therapeutic landscapes has grown extensively in multiple settings throughout North American, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The theory and practice focus upon the application of environments and landscapes to benefit the individual or group. Therapeutic Landscapes are a plant-dominated environment (indoor or outdoor) designed to provide numerous and varied therapeutic interactions and purposeful outcomes. It fosters wellbeing through designed and prescribed encounters with plants that stimulate the senses and engage the understanding of the people who visit it. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the central elements of therapeutic landscapes in the context of the latest scientific evidence using the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing model of wellbeing as a guide. Prereq jr or sr or grad student or instr consent

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