Health Care Facilities - Graduate Certificate

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent Campus
330-672-2917
CAED_info@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/caed


Description

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. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals 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. 

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Online
  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Accredited professional design degree
  • Three letters of recommendations (one letter from a non-academic source)
  • Portfolio of design work that clearly delineates the role played by the applicant in team projects
  • Goal statement
  • English language proficiency requirements for international students (effective spring 2018):
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE  score.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Disclosure statement for this certificate.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

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Certificate Requirements
AED 63001EVIDENCE BASED DESIGN IN HEALTH CARE 3
ARCH 63002HEALTH CARE FACILITIES I 3
ARCH 63003HEALTH CARE FACILITIES II 3
EHS 52018ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
HPM 53003HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS 3
Certificate Electives, choose from the following:5-6
DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS
DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR PATIENTS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, LAW AND ETHICS
ETHICS, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Minimum Total Credit Hours:20

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA
3.000