One Academic Course Credit = 45 clock hours

How many credits am I entitled to?

You may notice that the course information on the University of the Pacific (UoP) lists the number of credits for some of the courses as “1”. If you only  need one credit for your professional license renewal, you can save money by registering  for the course for one credit only. If you are interested in earning the  maximum number of credits, you would enter the actual number of credits earned.

The course list below shows the standard number of credits for  each of the courses. You may earn additional credits through UoP for Co-Facilitating beyond academic requirements, for being a Mentor or Reader, and for Organizing and Teaching a course (Outreach Program). Additional courses may be available for Credits/CEU’s at University of the Pacific. To discuss getting Credits/CEU’s from University of the Pacific please contact us.

Available CEU Courses

Credits/CEU’s: 3

Information:  This is a fun, experiential course designed to introduce the student to how adding an art component to nature-connecting activities can enhance the ability of Nature to teach. Both art and nature are non-verbal ways through which our subconscious mind can express itself. In this class, the student will learn techniques to use to facilitate that expression through making therapeutic, nature-inspired art. At the end of the course, students will be given the opportunity to design their own unique activities. You do not need to be an artist or have any so-called creative talent to take this class. It is not an art course, but rather uses the creative process of art-making as a tool for healing and self-discovery with Nature. It lets the student explore the innovative merging of traditional Art Therapy with Applied Ecopsychology. The course consists of 14 individual hands-on lessons/activities and typically runs about 3-4 months.

Credits/CEU’s: 3

Prerequisite: ECO 530/630

Information: This 12 week class teaches advanced hands-on education, counseling and mental health skills that use art to tap the wisdom of Nature’s ways. Students continue their exploration of a set of creative and therapeutic tools that help reverse the problems caused by our separation from Nature. They learn additional Eco-Art Therapy activities to use for wellness and natural self-discovery and will design and teach their own original eco-art therapy activity. The course does not require any artistic talent.

Credits/CEU’s: 1

Information: Counseling with Natural Attractions: A Hands-On Natural Sensory Awareness Trail for  Environmental Educators and School Counselors A Hands-On Natural Sensory Awareness Trail for  Environmental Educators and School Counselors. Using a hands-on approach, school counselors, teachers, and environmental educators learn to integrate various methods and coping skills to create balanced bonds between humans and nature. This program targets the at-risk youth population but is beneficial for all student groups.

Project NatureConnect Course Number: ECO 502A/602A

In this advanced course, students discover how our separation from nature stresses our sentient inner nature and creates our many problems. They learn to reverse this destructive process by mastering the Natural Systems Thinking Process using thoughtful nature reconnecting activities that dissolve stress by satisfying our deepest natural loves, wants and spirit. This course teaches hands-on education, counseling and mental health skills that feelingly tap the wisdom of nature’s creation process. Its email and telephone correspondence let nature nurture warm interpersonal relationships, wellness and responsibility.

Project NatureConnect Course Number: ECO 502B/602B

In this advanced course, students discover how our separation from nature stresses our sentient inner nature and creates our many problems. They learn to reverse this destructive process by mastering The Natural Systems Thinking Process using thoughtful nature reconnecting activities that dissolve stress by satisfying our deepest natural loves, wants and spirit. This course teaches hands-on education, counseling and mental health skills that feelingly tap the wisdom of nature’s creation process. Its email and telephone correspondence let nature nurture warm interpersonal relationships, wellness and responsibility.

Credit/CEU’s: 1.

Information: Participate in a hands-on approach to teaching art, poetry, and nature activities applicable for K–6 teachers, environmental educators, and parents. Master the basics of teaching students to use art, poetry, and sensory activities as a way to deepen the bonds between themselves and nature.

Project NatureConnect Course Number: ECO 501/601

Learn to promote social and environmental responsibility by adapting unique nature-reconnecting methods and materials for your personal or professional use. Tangible sensory reconnection with nature through 27 activities and 54 natural senses satisfy deep natural wants: when unsatisfied, these wants disrupt global balance, and inner peace by fueling runaway disorders.

Project NatureConnect Course Number: ECO 508/608

Discover how to prevent contemporary society’s nature-separated thinking from deteriorating personal growth and responsible relationships. Encounter and consider how to meet the challenges of the socializing process of Industrial Society that reduces our sensitivity and sensibility by excessively separating us from the self-correcting grace, balance and renewing powers of nature in and around us. Increase your marketability, effectiveness and global citizenship by educating and counseling with a readily accessible natural systems thinking process.

Credits/CEU’s: 1

Information: Evaluate empirical methods and materials for holistic Educating, Counseling, and Healing with Nature (ECHN), a sensory, applied science for increasing human and environmental well-being. To complete this course you 1) select and copy 125 key ECHN statements from assigned ECHN topics that are located on the Internet and 2) create a unique “true-false” test that includes how you value your selected organic psychology statements personally and professionally.

Project NatureConnect Course Number: ECO 500/600.

This entrance level, online, sensory-ecology course in practical, nature-connected education, counseling and healing enables the student to master and teach the therapeutic science of Applied Ecopsychology. Increase personal, social and environmental well-being by enabling individual to create beneficial moments that let Earth teach. This restorative thinking skill helps their 54 natural senses reasonably embrace their nurturing origins in the balanced, self-correcting and renewing ways of natural systems within and around us.