IDEA 306: Design for Health & Wellness



1.25 Hours AIA LU


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.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to…

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


Students must create a account and purchase the course. Access to this course begins immediately.

To complete this course, students must complete approximately 1.25 hours of work anytime during a 1-year window of availability. Specifically, students must:

  1. Read “Design for Health and Wellness” (Chapter 6, approximately 7,500 words) in the textbook: Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (sold separately in print and e-book format at Wiley and Amazon).
  2. Correctly answer at least 7 out of 10 multiple-choice test questions within a single 20-minute session.

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

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Additional information

AIA Credit Type



Test Only


1-2 Hours




Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments

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