Integrative Training in Health-Assistive Smart Environments

Certificate in Health-Assistive Smart Environment Design

All IGERT trainees earn the following certificate upon graduation from the IGERT program.  Other WSU graduate students and even individuals not enrolled in the program can also earn the certificate.
Introduction
People have always lived in places that provide shelter and basic comfort. As society and technology advance there is a growing interest in adding intelligence to our living and working environments. Expertise in machine learning, pervasive computing, and sensor networks has matured to the point where they can be integrated into a new field known as smart environments. A major societal impact of smart environments is assisting people with special health needs. To most people home is a sanctuary, yet today those who need special care often must leave home to meet medical needs.  Our work force needs individuals who are trained in engineering, psychology, and health care and are are poised to make scientific advances in this field that will benefit society.
Who Can Apply
WSU is now offering a Certificate Program in Health-Assistive Smart Environment Design to provide this training to interested individuals.  IGERT trainees will have earned this certificate by the time they graduate.  Non-IGERT trainees and students who are not enrolled in a graduate program at WSU can earn this certificate by completing course requirements outlined below. WSU's certification programs help you gain valuable knowledge, skills and training in a specific field without necessarily earning a graduate degree in the field.
Admission Requirements
Individuals not currently enrolled in a graduate program at WSU who wish to pursue this graduate certificate must apply on-line via the Graduate School prior to enrollment in their first course, pay a non-refundable application fee, and indicate their interest in this certificate program on the application. Information about applying for a graduate certificate can be found at http://www.gradsch.wsu.edu/FutureStudents/Admission/GradCertProgram.aspx.
To qualify as a part-time certificate student, the applicant must:

  • meet all of the admission requirements of the Graduate School (see http://www.gradsch.wsu.edu/FutureStudents/Admission/Apply.aspx );
  • submit a resume and a statement of purpose along with the on-line application; and
  • meet all prerequisite course requirements or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and understanding for required certificate courses prior to admission.

Current WSU graduate students who want to apply to this certificate program must:

  • submit a letter of application with details of their academic and research program, as well as their proposed plan of certificate coursework to the chair of the certificate program;
  • be admitted into a program in one of the areas listed in Section 2; or
  • meet all prerequisite course requirements or be able to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge and understanding for the required certificate coursework.

Curriculum Description
In order to receive a Certificate in Health-Assistive Smart Environment Design, students must complete the following course requirements (four graded courses for a total of 12 credits).  These requirements are designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary, comprehensive training program on the Certificate theme. Certificate students must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average. Upon successful completion of the required coursework as outlined below, the certificate student must complete an Application for Graduation for a Graduate Certificate and have the chair of the certificate program approve the application before submitting it to the Graduate School.

  • (CptS 582 / Psych 507)  Topic: Gerontechnology I. This is a 3-credit graduate course cross-listed in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Psychology.  The class provides an to the field that combines gerontology and technology.
  • (CptS 582 / Psych 507)  Topic:  Gerontechnology II. This is a 3-credit graduate course cross-listed in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Psychology.  In this class students received advanced training in gerontechnology.  They also complete a multidisciplinary team project that involves the design or application of technology to meet a health need.
  • Two graduate-level electives (for a total of 6 500-level credits). Recommended courses are listed below but alternative courses may be proposed by the student and approved by the certificate program chair.
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science)
    • Machine Learning (Computer Science)
    • Technology Ventures (Civil Engineering)
    • Sustainability Engineering (Civil Engineering)
    • Foundations of Neuropsychology (Psychology)
    • Engineering Teaching and Learning (Engr)
    • Cognitive Psychology (Psychology)

Certificate Committee
The current members of the committee for this certificate program are:

 
 

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