Health Systems and Design - Certificate

The certificate in Health Systems and Design is housed in the Center for Health Systems and Design in the School of Architecture. The mission of the Center is to improve design by promoting teaching, research, and outreach in an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the impact of design on health. The center’s goal is to support an aggressive and comprehensive multi-disciplinary research and teaching initiative in the design for health specialty. Through this certificate, graduate students are given the opportunity to increase their depth of knowledge in the design and operation of health-related facilities, as well as facilitates that protect and develop health, in preparation for a career characterized by specialized knowledge of the ways design impacts health.

The certificate in Health Systems and Design provides students in any graduate degree program at Texas A&M University an opportunity to develop a body of knowledge in health design.  This specialized training will prepare them for careers in design, engineering, operations, or management with the capability of solving complex challenges in the way the built environment influences health. The certificate assumes health systems and design is a cross-disciplinary field, and the program is organized to ensure that students gain a sense of mutual respect for others in other fields, and an appropriate awareness, understanding, and ability within a specific body of knowledge.