Health & Well-being from Finnish Nature

5 ECTS | 75€ | On-site in Turku | 1-30 August 2024 with contact teaching 5-16 August 2024

Main contents of the course are health and well-being effects of nature and various environments, nature-based methods for promoting health and well-being and developing, implementing and assessing evidence-based methods for promoting health and well-being. The course also includes activities and adventures in various Finnish natures and environments in the Turku area.

Learning outcomes
  • you are familiar with health- and well-being effects and possibilities of nature
  • you are familiar with nature-based methods to promote health and well-being
  • you know how to search, plan, implement and assess nature-based interventions for promoting health- and well-being
  • you are acquainted with Finnish nature and environments (in Turku area)

Lectures, workshops, seminars and presentations, excursion in nature and different environments. Independent learning and group work. 

Contact teaching in Turku. The start and/or finish of the course is completed online.

Turku University of Applied Sciences

Teachers: Mrs Elina Santala, Mrs Nina Rantalaiho and Ms Riina Riihimäki

Place: Mainly in Turku, but includes also online studying.

Undergraduate students with at least two years completed of Bachelor’s studies in any field.

Pre-reading and task 35 h, lectures and workshops 10h, seminar presentations 10h, excursion to nature and different environments 10h, project work in groups 70 h = 135 h

The learning material (pre-assignments) will be published in May/June 2024.


Max. 25 students