College of Business and Economics

Occupational Ergonomics

The Occupational Ergonomics graduate certificate is designed to prepare the working professional with a bachelor's degree to meet the growing demand for safety professionals capable of dealing with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD). The coursework will provide students with a comprehensive background in ergonomic work analysis, hazard assessment, and program development in a variety of essential industries.

Note:  Students in the Occupational Ergonomics graduate certificate program may enroll in the Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety at UW-Whitewater if they meet the normal criteria for that program.

Certificate Requirements:

Students must complete three courses (9 credits total). These courses are only available on campus at this time. For course list and descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements:

No GMAT required.

To qualify for admission to the graduate certificate program, you must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of ability to succeed in graduate-level Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health coursework. Evidence of this could include relevant work experience or professional certification (e.g., CSP).

What if you do not meet the admission requirements? Please email or call us at (262) 472-1945 to see if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.