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What Our Students Think

"I've been waiting for this Masters program for a long time. It's a way to combine my passion for wellbeing and my tools in psychology and coaching, with design." -Karina, Bogata Columbia

    What Our Students Think

    "As a human factors engineer, I loved that we covered ergonomics and safety hazards in relation to environments. I think the field has much more leverage on design than people typically give it credit for, so I appreciate the recognition and focus it was given." - Adrienne, Boston Massachusetts

       

      Design for Human Health

      Master of Design Studies

      Design for Human Health

      Design for Human Health

      Photo by Sam Rosenholtz; © Boston Architectural College

      Announcements

      Accepting applications for Spring 2015. Apply today. For more information please contact Admissions at 617-585-0123 or admissions@the-bac.edu

      Dak Kopec

      BAC Director of Design for Human Health

      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, which is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester, 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.

      Approach

      The Masters 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 landscapes and 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 45 credits over five semesters, which will include four 8-day intensive residencies and a final graduate level thesis based on a student's subject of interest. More

      Curriculum

      The Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health may be completed in five semesters, although the program allows for some flexibility in scheduling lecture courses, which may be taken over more semesters to allow room for work and other demands. More