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. There are five core required certificate courses, totaling 136 class hours. The "Design for Health & Wellness Foundation" can be taken individually and also serves as the prerequisite course in the certificate program.
Design for Health & Wellness Foundation—Prerequisite
Environmental Impact on Design for Health and Wellness
Physical and Psychological Conditions for Health & Wellness in Design
Behavior Theories and Design
Best Practices in Design for Health & Wellness
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