This Bachelor's level course is offered by JAMK School of Health and Social Studies and it provides students knowledge of the physiological and mental impacts of nature.

The students get familiar with the theoretical background of nature impacts and benefits and learn the basics of adventure education. They also learn to use and apply practical tools in different nature environments to support physical and mental health in rehabilitation, social work, and health care sectors.

 
 

Programme of the week

The course will be organised 30 May - 3 June 2022 at Jyväskylä, Finland. Please find the detailed course schedule below. The schedule may be subject to change under certain circumstances.

Monday 30.5. - Gym D207, Rajakatu 35

9.00-12.00
Welcome to Summer School
Orientation to the week and get together
Senior Lecturer Maija Jylhä

13.00-15.00
Adventure education and adventure therapy - the basics of the concept
Senior Lecturer Miia Riihimäki

Tuesday 31.5. - Day at Laajavuori, Laajavuorentie

8.30-15.00 "I'm ready for the adventure!" - The use of adventure in rehabilitation, social work, and health care sectors
Senior Lecturer Miia Riihimäki

Wednesday 1.6. - Gym D207, Rajakatu 35

9.00-11.30 Green Care - the basics of Green Care approach
Senior Lecturer Miia Riihimäki

12.30-16.00 Flow with Nature - intervention and research
Senior Lecturer Katriina Hyvönen

Thursday 2.6.

9.00-12.00 - Äijälänkuja 6
Field visit: Äijälä Rehabilitation Center
Senior Lecturer Maija Jylhä

13.30-17.30 - Lehtisaari
Outdoor Activities
Senior Lecturer Maija Jylhä

Friday 3.6. - Gym D207, Rajakatu 35

9.00-12.00 Looking back: what have learned?
Senior Lecturers Maija Jylhä and Miia Riihimäki

13.00-15.00 Celebrations and closing the week
Senior Lecturers Maija Jylhä ja Miia Riihimäki

 

Administration fees

The course administration fee includes course programme, administration and tutoring. Administration fees:

  • Students from JAMK partner institutions abroad: 300€
  • Students from non-partner institutions: 500€

For student groups special rates will be negotiated.

For more information of the course administration fees, please contact Mrs. Suvi Ylänen, suvi.ylanen@jamk.fi.

 
SJSU: How to enroll to the course? Enrollment period is 1 March - 24 April 2022. This enrollment link is ONLY for San Jose State University students Enroll here!
Students of other partner universities: How to enroll to the course? Enrollment period is 1 March - 24 April 2022. This enrollment link is for JAMK partner universities, other than SJSU. Enroll here!

Contact information

Jylhä Maija

Jylhä Maija

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI Kuntoutus- ja sosiaaliala, Rehabilitation and Social Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358400989468
Ylänen Suvi

Ylänen Suvi

Suunnittelija, Administrative Planner
HYVI Hallinto, Administration
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358405498343
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