IDEA 106 + 107: Design for Health & Wellness + Design for Social Participation



14.25 hours (LU | HSW)


These courses were formerly combined as a single course titled, “Design for Health, Wellness, and Social Participation.” They were split into two courses and re-titled to better align with the chapter titles in the associated textbook, but are still being packaged together.

Health and wellness are generally accepted indicators of quality of life and well-being and serve as the foundations of positive living. Good health allows individuals to engage in the community, interact with family and friends, and fulfill their potential. A lack of social interaction can have a dehumanizing effect. Universal design practices and policies can eliminate barriers and offer innovative solutions to help facilitate and promote health, wellness, and social participation. These courses will teach design solutions for injury and disease prevention, positive mental health, and ensuring access to resources.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of these courses, participants will be able to…

  1. Explain why it is not sufficient to focus on personal characteristics of health, wellness, and social participation while ignoring the built environment.
  2. Define health and wellness using the six dimensions of wellness.
  3. Apply known approaches in universal design to address health or wellness issues such as injury protection, disease prevention, low-resources settings, and mental health.
  4. Utilize universal design guidelines to design environments that support health, wellness, and social participation for all.


Students must create a account and purchase courses. This course is on-demand, available anytime!

To complete these courses, students must complete approximately 14.25 hours (LU | HSW) of work during a 1-year window of availability. There are no required sign-in times; however, there are established due dates designed to keep students working at a sufficient pace. Specifically, students must:

  1. Read the assigned portions of the textbook: Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (sold separately in print and e-book format at Wiley and Amazon).
  2. Read additional assigned materials provided on the course website.
  3. View all videos in their entirety.
  4. Respond to at least 4 assignments on the discussion board, and respond to any instructor comments.
  5. Correctly answer at least 70% of the multiple-choice questions on each of two separate tests within the time limits specified for each test.

Certificates of completion will be provided on each course website following successful completion. Access certificates for expired courses anytime on the My Profile page.

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Additional information


Interactive (Scheduled)


5-15 Hours




Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments

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