Developed by Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab, this program serves professionals working in the field and students in Parsons degree programs. Courses offer practical information on designing interiors that foster health through carefully selected material components. Students learn to identify hazardous substances frequently used in buildings and compare options, explain the importance of designing with nontoxic materials, and specify materials according to established criteria.
Timeline to Completion: Each of these self-guided short courses can be completed in two weeks. Enrollment rolls throughout the semester allowing students to complete each course at their own pace. Depending on the time available, all four courses can be completed in one or two semesters.
Enrollment Type: Noncredit
Number of Courses: 4 courses
Format: Online only
Course Sequence: Students are advised to take Materials and Human Health first and Executing a Healthier Project last.