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The Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is designed for graduate students, public health professionals, health care providers, and occupational health and safety practitioners who seek to improve health and safety practices and compliance in their organizations. Students will learn about physical and psychosocial hazards in occupational environments, risk assessment, applying control measures and monitoring their effectiveness, and environmental assessment and modelling. The recommended duration for the certificate program is two academic semesters (fall, spring). All credits must be earned within two years.

Admission Requirements

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average and demonstrate completion of at least two semesters of biology, two semesters of chemistry, one semester of physics, and one semester of college level math.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

Resume/CV

A one page resume/cv.

Personal Statement

A one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s interest in and potential for contributing to the field of occupational health and career objectives.

TOEFL

All applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States are required to submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Required Courses
CPH 590ELEMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES3
CPH 598FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 3
Elective Courses (pick 2 courses)
CPH 517DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES3
CPH 511AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY3
CPH 594ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT3
CPH 597PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
ENV 909OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE AND HEARING LOSS3
ENV 903INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY3
ENV 908THERMAL STRESS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT3
EPI 925THE PRACTICE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY3