Occupational Safety and Health, Graduate Certificate
Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
Why Pursue This Program
The online Occupational Safety and Health, Graduate Certificate 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 choose this program to:
- Gain knowledge about physical and psychosocial hazards in occupational environments
- Apply control measures and monitor their effectiveness
- Learn about risk assessment and environmental assessment
Students are eligible for additional certifications: the 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health [OSHA] General Industry card (course: CPH 590) and the Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist credential (course: ENV 909) from the Council for the Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservationists.
Career Outlook: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for occupational health and safety specialists is growing at a rate of 6%, which is as fast as the average for all occupations. Occupational health and safety specialists will be needed to work in a variety of industries and government agencies to ensure that employers are adhering to both existing and new regulations.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.