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3 Courses Required
Human-Centered Healthcare Certificate
PRICE $1,980
*Tuition rates for individual courses are subject to change over the course of your program

About This Certificate

Important Notice: The Parsons Human-Centered Healthcare Certificate will not be offered after this spring. If you’re interested in earning this certificate, all three courses must be successfully completed by end of term.

When it comes to healthcare, human-centered design can improve and save lives. This online program helps you devise solutions according to patients’ needs—whether you’re a healthcare practitioner looking for systems-focused design tools for improving service delivery or a creative focused on research, design, and innovation.

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What You’ll Gain

  • Tools for identifying opportunities to shape or reshape the healthcare experience
  • The ability to apply service design tools such as service blueprints, journey maps, and personas
  • A framework for building empathy in your organization or practice

What You’ll Earn


After completing the certificate requirements, you will be able to download and print a copy of your certificate and share it with your network. Your personal certificate will be accessible from your Student Portal.

Who Should Enroll

  • Healthcare administrators interested in developing concrete proposals for systems-level initiatives
  • Designers who would like to develop a systems and service design portfolio
  • Creative professionals seeking experience in healthcare contexts

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
  • The ability to review course content and complete assignments at any time

Why The New School?

The professional landscape as we've known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student's creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design—a globally top-ranked design school—our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to a new one in a constantly evolving world.

Additional Details

Human-Centered Healthcare Certificate

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This certificate program will not be offered after this spring. Complete all three required courses with a passing grade by the end of the Spring 2024 term to earn this certificate.



3 Course(s)

Limited-time offer: Use coupon code SU24CETEN to save 10% on tuition for up to two Parsons adult continuing education courses. Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 23, 2024. Void where prohibited.
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