Universal Design

Universal Design Extension Certificate

Universal Design (encompassing inclusive and barrier free design) is considered “good design” and refers to a broad-spectrum of ideas that yield improved environments for living, learning and interacting that are inherently accessible to all regardless of age, ability or status.

This program will prepare individuals who are interested in the field of Universal Design (UD) to expand their knowledge and skill set in developing and implementing UD principles, best practices and strategies.

  • Understand the inter-relationships between the physical, learning, and social environments that impact the practice of Universal Design
  • Explore current trends, services, practices, and resources within Universal Design
  • Develop tools and strategies to apply to your current and future personal and professional environments
  • Examine the provincial, national, and international legislation impacting and influencing the Universal Design realm
Program Format
  • Complete the 7 required courses (105 hours) to complete the extension certificate
  • Courses can be completed up to a maximum of 3 years
Universal Design Essentials

In this course, students will explore the essentials of good design based on the seven Basic Principles of Universal Design (UD). Through examining the roots of UD from the disability rights movement to the future of UD, students will utilize design to yield improvements in accessible environments for living, learning, and interacting regardless of age, ability or status.

Subject code: XADG 1010015 Hours. Fee: $399 
CRN 310102 classesMarch 9-108:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Fri., Sat.

Universal Design in Housing
Students will examine the role of a Universal Designer in meeting the standards for building inclusive environments while contributing to increased quality of life for inhabitants. Topics will include present housing policy, future trends, housing options, visitability, and specific programs for social inclusiveness.

Subject code: XADG 1010115 Hours.Coming soon!

Universal Design in the Public Realm
Public accommodation is an underlying principle to Universal Design. In this course, students will recognize the important elements in the public domain that impact the ability to interact successfully. Best practices that mitigate barriers to mobility and the foundational building blocks of neighbourhoods will be examined.

Subject code: XADG 1010215 Hours.Coming soon!

Universal Design for Learning: Goals and Design
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to curriculum design that supports students with very diverse learning needs. In this course, students will recognize the value that UDL has on these diverse learners and build an educational framework to address the challenges. Topics will include the key elements of UDL that enhance the climate for learning and set the foundation for lifetime learning.

Subject code: XADG 1010315 Hours.Coming soon!

Universal Design for Learning: Engagement
With a firm understanding of the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), students will advance their knowledge with a variety of UDL strategies. Students will gain the skills to design learning experiences that reduce barriers and provide appropriate challenges and meaningful engagement for today’s learners.

Subject code: XADG 1010415 Hours.Coming soon!

Universal Design for Active and Independent Living
In this course, students will examine the concept of human performance as the ability of people to complete activities and tasks. An examination of health and wellness indicators for positive living, including community engagement, family interaction, and the potential for a full life will be covered.

Subject code: XADG 1010515 Hours.Coming soon!

Universal Design in Social Planning - Coming soon!
You will explore Universal Design practices and policies that can eliminate barriers and offer solutions to help facilitate and promote health, wellness, and social participation. Discover how to be an advocate for Universal Design in the community and the resources available to develop further commitment to employing good design.

Subject code: XADG 1010615 Hours.Coming soon!


Universal Design for Physical Spaces Certificate of Completion

For those individuals interested in completing courses within a specialized topic area only, we offer a 45-hour certificate of completion.

The Universal Design for Physical Spaces Certificate of Completion will prepare individuals who are interested in the field of Universal Design to expand their knowledge and skill set in developing and implementing Universal Design principles, best practices, and strategies in relation to implementation within the physical environment.

  • Understand the inter-relationship between the physical and social environments that impact the practice of Universal Design
  • Explore current trends, legislation, and resources within Universal Design for the physical environment
  • Develop tools and strategies to apply to your current and future personal and professional environments
Program Format
  • Complete the 3 required courses (45 hours) to complete the certificate of completion
  • Courses can be completed within 1 year, up to a maximum of 3 years
Universal Design Essentials

In this course, students will explore the essentials of good design based on the seven Basic Principles of Universal Design (UD). Through examining the roots of UD from the disability rights movement to the future of UD, students will utilize design to yield improvements in accessible environments for living, learning, and interacting regardless of age, ability or status.

Subject code: XADG 1010015 Hours. Fee: $399 
CRN 310102 classesMarch 9-108:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Fri., Sat.

 

Contact us

For information about this program:
cehealth@mtroyal.ca
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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