With a joint emphasis on human health and the design of the built environment, the Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health is a unique degree program developed to provide students with the knowledge to assess and design private, public, and community environments based on the human dimensions of physical activity, cognitive performance, and psychological wellbeing.
This program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach that merges biological and social sciences with design skills to better serve those who have suffered a traumatic injury, have been compromised as a result of disease or chronic illness, or have diminished capabilities as a result of natural human development or aging processes.
Delivered in a low-residency, online format, the MDS in Design for Human Health allows students to maintain full-time employment while providing the practicing designer or health professional to specialize in the growing field of human health and wellness in relation to the built environment.
The Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health (MDS-DHH) is a post-professional graduate degree based on a low-residency model that provides students with specialized knowledge and skills related to the design of the built environment for the explicit purpose of preserving human health. The MDS-DHH utilizes an interdisciplinary approach that merges biological and social sciences with design skills. Once accepted into the program, each student will complete 36 credits over four semesters, which will include four 8-day intensive residencies and a final graduate level thesis based on a student's subject of interest. More