Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) are those environments in which characteristics of the individuals and various elements of the organization are focused on social, psychological, physical, cultural, and spiritual components that support and enhance the inherent healing capacities of the individuals within the environment. Healing relationships, the powerful effect of evidence-based design and all its elements, a focus on nature, the impact of technology on health, and the important environment aspects of health such as clean air and water are all explored in this innovative certificate program.
This certificate examines the elements of optimal healing environments, explores how they impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level, and describes methods of enhancing personal and work environments so they support the health of individuals and surrounding communities in a sustainable, healing manner.
16.00 Contact Hours
Participants: This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational or practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational, recreation, physical, or respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, chiropractors, clergy, or physical fitness professionals.
The Healing Environments Certificate consists of a total of 9 courses:
- Color and Health: Exploring the Connection
- Creating Healing Relationships
- How Safe is your Water?
- Light, Health, and Healing
- Nature and Healing: The Power of Connection
- Our Rewired Brains: Technology and Health
- Sound and Art: Using the Ears and Eyes to Heal
- The Air We Breathe: How Air Quality Affects Health and Well-Being
- The Power of Design: Healthy Building, Healthy Communities
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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, and Firefox, Internet Explorer (9.0 or above), Google Chrome, or Safari web browsers, Adobe PDF plug-in. Certificate program must be completed within six weeks of the start date.
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the 'Add to Cart' button. Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.