FOREST THERAPY GUIDE TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

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INFTA is pleased to announce the offer up to 10 Forest Therapy Guide Training scholarships each year world-wide in order to support not-for-profit organisations to foster Forest Therapy as a Public health practice.

Each scholarship entails a six-month INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training. Applications for scholarships are open to staff of not-for-profit organisations.

Please read the application requirements for further details. If you are interested to apply, complete and submit the application form below. Submitting an application is free-of-charge.

 

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Each scholarship entails a six-months INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training. Applications for scholarships are open to staff of not-for-profit organisations world-wide. Eligibility criteria require that applicants:

  • are older than 25 years
  • are proficient in the English language (written and spoken)
  • command sufficient IT skills
  • have at least a Bachelor degree or equivalent vocational training
  • have five years of professional experience in a related subject area and
  • provide the required documents as listed in the application form to support their application upon request.

Each scholarship application is reviewed and awarded individually by INFTA’s Executive Committee. Given the rigorous process of reviewing and approving such applications, any changes on behalf of an applicant will require a fresh application. Scholarships cannot be converted into monetary equivalents.

Successful scholarship applicants must fulfill all formal requirements set for the INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training within the given time of six months. This includes:

  • submitting all assignments in accordance with the requirements of the assessment criteria
  • conducting three guided Forest Therapy walks for the Public (as part of the practicum)
  • participating in the regular mentor calls
  • completing the final theoretical examination and
  • obtaining the necessary licences and insurance policies (e.g., Public Liability, First Aid Certificate).

A scholarship does not include:

  • books and learning material (except for the study material distributed or accessible online as part of the training itself)
  • accommodation during the five-day introductory workshop (INFTA Forest Therapy Introduction)
  • transport/travel
  • required third-party licences/certificates and insurance policies (e.g., Public Liability, First Aid Certificate)
  • visa fees to attend the INFTA Forest Therapy Introduction (if applicable)
  • subsequent accreditation with INFTA (after the initial free accreditation of six months following the award of the INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Certificate).

Once all training requirements are met, a trainee graduates as an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide.

The INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Scholarship comprises:

  • six months course duration
  • compact five-day introductory workshop (INFTA Forest Therapy Introduction)
  • 296 lessons of instruction (compact introductory workshop, online training, practical exercises and tasks, feedback and mentoring sessions, teleconferencing)
  • comprehensive INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training material
  • access to INFTA’s online database containing over 200 research articles, brochures and books about Forest Therapy, biology, physiology, biochemistry, medicine, Public health, environmental issues and related topics
  • theoretical and final examinations
  • INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training Certificate (upon successful completion of the course)
  • FREE accreditation with INFTA for a period of six months (after successful completion of the Forest Therapy Guide Training).

A scholarship covers all training, lecturing and certification fees.

A scholarship does not include:

  • books and learning material (except for the study material distributed or accessible online as part of the training itself)
  • accommodation during the five-day introductory workshop (INFTA Forest Therapy Introduction)
  • transport/travel
  • required third-party licences/certificates and insurance policies (e.g., Public Liability, First Aid Certificate)
  • visa fees to attend the INFTA Forest Therapy Introduction (if applicable)
  • subsequent accreditation with INFTA (after the initial free accreditation of six months following the award of the INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Certificate).

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