This unique program combines theory and practice to prepare designers and architects to effectively innovate design projects that support the health and wellness of diverse individuals and communities, whether in private, public, or commercial spaces. Throughout the program, students will investigate gradually more complex elements that impact design decisions for health and wellness, including learning ways to assess and enhance private, public and commercial spaces while examining the relationships between the environment, physical & psychological conditions for health, behavior theories, spatial design, industry standards and best practices. Students will learn to develop basic prototypes and to complete research-based design proposals for health and wellness in response to specific design challenges. 

Each course can be taken individually upon completion of the prerequisite course called “Design for Health & Wellness Foundation.” The latter course also serves as one of the five core required courses in the Design for Health & Wellness certificate program. Students will earn a certificate upon successful completion of all required courses.

To receive the certificate, you will complete the five core courses from the list below. 

Approximate cost of the certificate:  $7,975 

Certificate Requirements (Five Core Courses)

Behavior Theories and Design

Best Practices in Design for Health & Wellness

Design for Health & Wellness Foundation—Prerequisite

Environmental Impact on Design for Health and Wellness 

Physical and Psychological Conditions for Health & Wellness in Design


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For advisement contact:
Joelle Danant
Program Director

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