Ergonomics Graduate Minor

Ergonomics Graduate Minor

Environmental and Occupational Health

The prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and the application of ergonomic principles is paramount in public health, business and engineering.

The graduate minor in ergonomics is for master’s and doctoral level students who seek additional formal training and mentoring in ergonomic practice and human-centered design.

As a student in this minor, you’re also encouraged to take advantage of the OSU student chapters of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the American Society of Safety Professionals.

If you pursue a minor in ergonomics, you must include at least one environmental and occupational health faculty member on your committee. This faculty member must be engaged in the development of your program of study and dissertation research (doctoral students); therefore, it is recommended that you identify this faculty member early in the doctoral program.

Required courses

12 credits

  • H 512: Intro to Env and Occ Health (3)
  • H 546: Physical Agents and Human Health (3)
  • H 590: Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics (3)
  • H 594: Applied Ergonomics (3)

Additional courses

Select at least one additional course (3 credits for master's degree) or two additional courses (6 credits for doctoral degree) from the following:

  • CCE 526: Design for Safety (3)
  • H 537: Injury Epidemiology (3)
  • H 588: Applied Occupational Safety and Health (3)
  • IE 545: Human Factors Engineering (4)
  • KIN 523: Biomechanics of Motor Activities (3)
  • KIN 525: Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury (3)
  • Other courses, as approved by minor professor, from the Human-Centered Design Courses at Oregon State University, or other courses as approved by minor professor.

More information

For more information contact Jay Kim, PhD, MS.