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College of Architecture and Environmental Design
College of Architecture and Environmental Design

201 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2917


The Health Care Facilities graduate certificate program enhances students understanding of how building design effects health care issues. Graduates of this program will be able to participate in facility management and design that will maximize efficiency of treatment and quality of patient care, all in an effort to raise the standard of health care. 

Courses from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the College of Public Health and the College of Nursing comprise the program. with is offered fully online and is designed to meet the needs of working professionals in the United States and abroad who want to have a deeper understanding of health care design and other drivers of health care innovations, including public policy, reimbursement, emerging technologies, and what patient-centered care really means from the perspective of patients and families. The program is appropriate for designers, clinicians, project managers, facility managers, nurse administrators, and others. 

Students are introduced to professionals in many different fields over the course of the program, expanding their horizons as well as their networks. Program courses provide students with background knowledge and theory, and also deal with behavioral science, health science, ethical and cultural issues in health care, codes and regulatory requirements, existing and emerging technologies and evidence-based design procedures which aid architects, administrators, planners and health care professionals to better meet the needs of end users -- patients, families and staff. 

Admission Requirements

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website. 

Course Title Credits
AED 63001 Evidence Based Design in Health Care 3
ARCH 63002 Health Care Facilities I 3
ARCH 63003 Health Care Facilities II 3
EHS 52018 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health 3
HPM 53003 Health Care Systems 3
Choose from the following: 5-6
ARCH 55640 Developing Environments for Older Adults (1-3)  
ARCH 60451 Developing Environments for Patients Across the Lifespan (3)  
HPM 52016 Public Health Administration (3)  
HPM 53004 Public Health Policy, Law and Ethics (3)  
NURS 60451 Health Policy and Delivery Systems for Health Care Professionals (2)  
TECH 57010 Ethics, Technology and the Environment (3)