Courtney L. Schultz



Adjunct Instructor

School of Natural Resources

Research at a glance

Research Summary

Nature and Human Health; Outdoor Recreation; Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management

Schultz’s research focuses on the design and execution of health behavioral research across the lifespan—all with a focus on integrating nature exposure into a salutogenic healthcare approach for people and communities. She examines how leisure and outdoor recreation behaviors can be leveraged across public lands, conservation spaces, and other greenspaces to positively impact human and planetary health. This includes a focus on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensure that all have the right and opportunity to benefit from nature through meaningful outdoor leisure experiences.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., NC State University
  • M.S., University of Missouri
  • B.S., University of Missouri