The Graduate Certificate in Health Systems and Facilities Design includes coursework offered by multiple Colleges at Kent State, including the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the College of Public Health and the College of Nursing.

The course list/roadmap is below, outlining the option for completion in a single academic year:

Graduate Certificate in Health Systems and Facilities Design  - Curriculum

Required

Course Number Course Name Credits

HCD 63001

Evidence Based Design in Health Care

2

HCD 63002

Health Care Facilities

2

HCD 63003

Environmental Systems and Materials in Healthcare

2

HCD 63004

Environments of Care and Patient Populations

2

HCD 63005

Patient Safety and Systems Thinking

2

Plus one from the following (2-3 Credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits

ARCH 55640

Developing Environments for Older Adults

1-3

EHS 52018

Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health

3

HPM 52016

Public Health Administration

3

HPM 53003

Health Care Systems

3

HPM 53004

Public Health Policy, Law and Ethics

3

HPM 53012

National Health Reform

3

NURS 60014

Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Management

3

NURS 60020

Legal and Regulatory Management for Nurse Administrators

3

NURS 60024

Health Care Organization Structure and Behavior

3

SBS 54634

Social Determinants of Health Behaviors

3

Total  

Minimum Total Hours:

12

Upper Division Hours:

12

Liberal Education Requirement Hours

NA

Diversity Course Global/Domestic

NA

*Additional information regarding courses can be found on www.kent.edu/catalog

The total minimum required credits is 12. This means the course options to complete in one year could include 6 in the fall and 6 in the spring, depending on elective choice.  Of course, the curriculum is flexible to permit part-time enrollment. 


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