Occupational Ergonomics


This program will teach students the essential foundations of occupational ergonomics and skills in risk assessment, evaluation and control, return to work processes, knowledge translation, and effective communication. The certificate is also designed for professionals who wish to augment their ergonomic knowledge and skills.

Credential: Certificate

The Occupational Ergonomics program is in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology within the Faculty of Science.

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Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Disability Manager
  • Educator
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Appraiser, Instructor, Coordinator
  • Geriatric Recreational Coordinator
  • Grad School Student (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Naturopathy, Veterinary)
  • Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Health and Wellness Promotion Coordinator
  • Kinesiologist
  • Orthotist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Return to Work Coordinator

How to apply

The certificate program

You may add a certificate program to any major. Speak to your faculty advisor.