The Environmental Physiotherapy Agenda 2023! 

The time is now! 

The EPTAgenda2023 is a global call to action aiming at the integration of planetary health, environmental and sustainability education into entry-level physiotherapy education programs around the world. As a global initiative, it represents an unprecedented effort in pulling together the strength of the entire physiotherapy profession to simultaneously contribute to human and environmental health, functioning, and flourishing.

Before this background all projects and materials are shared openly here because we believe that the challenges we are facing transcend outdated practices of intellectual property and siloed professional and academic leadership and competition, and call for collaboration above all else. Aside from these introductory paragraphs, we have chosen to present our efforts in a variety of languages because we believe that all voices must be heard, because culture, nature and language, biodiversity and linguistic diversity are deeply intertwined and must be supported as such, and because our efforts are and should be at once global and deeply related to the specific social and bioregional contexts in which we teach and learn together.

All contributors hope that you will find something of value or interest here and welcome constructive conversation and collaboration with the general public, as well as colleagues from across all health disciplines and beyond. For this purpose, each project features information about the contributors and a comment form that will enable you to get in touch with them directly through a variety of channels. Feel free to browse through the individual projects below, or use the category filter on this front page to group projects relating to your particular needs and interests.

Individual Signatories

Participating Institutions

Supporting Organisations

You can download the EPT Agenda 2023 full publication and the summary presentation slides in different formats and different languages

Full publication

Summary presentation

If you have questions about the EPT Agenda 2023 in general, are a physiotherapy educator interested in participating and getting your physiotherapy school or university involved in the project, or would like to register your own environmental physiotherapy education projects on this page, please contact Filip Maric (PhD) directly. Contributions in any language and any format are welcome! We appreciate your help in advancing social and environmental awareness and responsibility across the health care and beyond.

You can read and download the entire EPT Agenda 2023 here in a variety of languages,
both in full and in a summary presentation format.

Related publications

Richter, R., & Maric, F. (2022). Ecological Bodies and Relational Anatomies: Toward a Transversal Foundation for Planetary Health Education. Challenges13(2), 39.

MSK Partnership Group (2022). The United Kingdom Musculoskeletal Advanced Practice Standards. MSK Partnership Group: NHS Health Education England, MACP Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, IFOMPT.

World Physiotherapy European Region (2022). Statement on Physiotherapy Education of the Europe region. Education Matters Working Group (EMWG). Prague, Czech Republic.

Maric, F., Chance-Larsen, K., Chevan, J., Jameson, S., Nicholls, D., Opsommer, E., Perveen, W., Richter, R., Stanhope, J., Stone, O., Strimpakos, N., Vieira, A., Williams, M., Zuber. S., Söderlund, A. (2021). A progress report on planetary health, environmental and sustainability education in physiotherapy – Editorial. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 1-2. 

Maric, F., Cleaver, S., O’Sullivan, C., Vieira, A., Stone, O. (2020). Environmental Physiotherapy Education podcast. In Beta Unconference 2020:

Maric, F., Nicholls, D., Mostert, K., Culpan, J., Stone, O., van Wijchen, J., Kennedy, M., Long, I., Bundtzen, T. (2020). The Environmental Physiotherapy Agenda 2023. Oslo: Environmental Physiotherapy Association (EPA). ISBN: 978-82-303-4491-0.