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Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Human Factors and Ergonomics prepares health leaders to transform organizations by mitigating risks and debilitating health costs in the work environment, thus improving employees’ well-being and lives.

You will design and analyze the work space, hand tools, controls and products, while considering the sensory and cognitive limitations of the human body. With your specialized knowledge in the field, perform ergonomics risk analyses to prioritize interventions and all the while expand your career impact and opportunities.


The Human Factors and Ergonomics graduate certificate unites the disciplines of environmental health and safety, engineering and exercise science to provide a well-rounded, interdisciplinary approach to workplace safety.


  • Human Factors Engineering (ISE 5441 – 4 credits)
  • Occupational Biomechanics (ISE 5540 – 4 credits)
  • Ergonomics (EHS 5450 – 3 credits)
  • Corporate Worksite Wellness (EXS 5700 – 2 credits)
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited academic institution
  • Meet the admission requirements for the School of Graduate Studies at Oakland University

There are no undergraduate prerequisite course requirements.

Dr. Darryl C. Hill
Director and Lecturer
Environmental Health and Safety
[email protected]

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
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