The Environmental Physiotherapy Agenda 2027

EPT education across the curriculum 

The EPT Agenda 2027 builds on the success of the initial phase of our international effort to introduce planetary health, environmental, and sustainability education into physiotherapy training around the world. While the focus of the EPT Agenda 2023 was simply to make a start at integrating EPT education into physiotherapy training, we are setting our ambitions at the transversal integration across the curriculum during this second phase. An additional and closely related effort will be the further development of environmental physiotherapy practice such that increasing education in this field finds direct translation into the day-to-day work of physiotherapists around the world. 

Over 90 physiotherapy education institutions are currently working together in the EPT Agenda 2027, supported by over 35 international organizations and over 700 individual supporters, and. we continue to grow by the day. If you would like your physiotherapy school or university to join our efforts or your organization wants to express its support for our work, please email Filip Maric (PhD)

Individual Signatories

Participating Institutions

Supporting Organisations

If you have questions about the EPT Agenda 2027, or if you are a physiotherapy educator interested in getting your physiotherapy school or university involved in the project, or would like to share your own environmental physiotherapy education projects, please contact Filip Maric (PhD). 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.

Related publications

Header image by Devin Berko on Unsplash 

Richter, R., & Maric, F. (2022). Ecological Bodies and Relational Anatomies: Toward a Transversal Foundation for Planetary Health Education. Challenges13(2), 39. https://doi.org/10.3390/challe13020039

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. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21679169.2021.1932981 

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

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. https://environmentalphysio.com/education/ept-agenda-2023