Health Systems and Design - Certificate

This interdisciplinary certification program was created by the colleges of Architecture and Medicine to promote research, innovation, and communication focusing on health facility planning and design. The program is available to students pursuing any graduate degree at Texas A&M University. Though the program emphasizes a cross-disciplinary perspective, it also ensures that a student develops in-depth understanding and ability within the field of health systems design.

Required Courses
ARCH 675Health Design and Research3
ARCH 681Seminar1
Select one of the following:6
Professional Study
Professional Study
Professional Study
Professional Study
Land Development Trends
Select one of the following (depending on health emphasisr):
Design Programming
Architectural Design I
and Architectural Design II
and Architectural Design III
Facilities Asset Management
Visual Quality for Design and Planning
Health Systems Planning and Policy
Development Feasibility and Design
and Development Feasibility and Design II
Practicum in Clinical Geropsychology
Elective Courses
Select two of the following: 16
Theory of Placemaking
Typologies of Contemporary Hospital Design
Survey of Human Behavior and Design
Foundations of Healthcare Design
Special Topics in... (Facilitation for Planners and Designers)
Foundations of Research in Planning and Design
Research Methods in Planning and Design
Lifespan Development
Women's Health
Drugs and Society
Community and Public Health
Health Issues in Aging, Dying and Death
Research Methods in Landscape Architecture
Visual Quality for Design and Planning
Development and the Environment
Sustainable Development
Foundations of Public Health
Introduction to Health Policy and Management
Planning for Healthy Communities
Environmental Health Policy and Planning
Developmental Psychology
Sensation-Perception
Psychology of Learning
Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
Behavioral Disorders of Children
Special Topics in... (Art and Cognition)
Organizational Psychology
Perceptual Processes
Pediatric Psychology
Special Topics in...
Total Semester Credit Hours16
1

One course must be taken within the student's department and one outside of the student's department. The course within the student's department must be taken with a faculty member who is a faculty fellow in the Center for Health Systems & Design. A list of current faculty fellows is available on the center website (http://archone.tamu.edu/chsd/).

Most programs allow graduate students to include two 300- or 400-level courses in their graduate degree plan. Such courses should be outside of the student's major.

Other electives are possible. Please request approval.