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Designing Spaces

That Promote Injury Prevention and Healing

The Kent State University Graduate Certificate in Health Care Facilities online program enhances your understanding of how building design impacts health care issues. This invaluable area of expertise will help you to participate in facility management that will maximize efficiency of treatment and quality of patient care, all in an effort to raise the standard of health care.

High Market Demand The demand for professionals educated in the design of health care facilities

Apply now for a Graduate Certificate in Health CareFacilities

is becoming more and more evident in today’s marketplace. National design firms and health care organizations, as well as those located right here in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, have expressed an immediate need for professionals with a basic interdisciplinary understanding of health care and facility design and management.

Impact Of Health Care Reform Architecture will play a significant role in the future of U.S. health care reform in regard to reducing risks and costs to patients, their families, health care providers and insurers. Our designs must promote safety, wellness and healing, as well as lead to more efficient and effective cost management. We must prepare now with architecture that’s flexible enough to support this imminent cultural shift.

First Of Its Kind In Ohio Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design has established this growing health care facilities initiative in conjunction with the College of Public Health and the College of Nursing. The first of its kind within the state, our

A collaborative course between the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing and Architecture & Environmental Design

program is a result of the colleges collaborating with professionals practicing both architecture/interior design and health care management across the country.

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Continuous Education Is Key Our graduate classes explore emerging trends and the latest technology in regard to the functional, therapeutic and financial aspects of ever-evolving health care facility design. From aesthetics to efficiency and sustainability, this program incorporates several courses from Public Health and Nursing to concentrate on the terminology, concepts, culture, relationships and underlying principles of health care.

Now Enrolling!

Prepare for an exciting job in the growing health care industry. Apply today to earn your online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Facilities from Kent State University!

The Kent State University Graduate Certificate in Health Care Facilities program consists of seven online courses. All courses are offered annually to help students complete the program in as little as one year. So, if you have a related bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited university, apply now at www.kent.edu/admissions/apply/graduate.

Online Courses Cover The Following: • Health Care Facilities • Evidence-Based Design • Emerging Public Health Issues • Environmental Health Issues • Ethical and Cultural Issues • Patient Environments

How To Apply Application to the University will be as a Graduate Non-Degree student through the Graduate Studies website. Please see www.kent.edu/admissions/apply/graduate for details and application. Already a graduate student at Kent State University? A Change of Program form must be submitted. This should be initiated with your home college for approval, prior to submission to the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. This form is

Integrate patient care understanding within the parameters of design

available through Graduate Coordinators.

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The Kent State University Graduate Certificate in Health Care Facilities online program  

The Kent State University Graduate Certificate in Health Care Facilities online program enhances your understanding of how building design i...