University of Miami

College of Engineering

Ergonomics and Occupational Safety


P.O. Box 249178

Coral Gables, FL 33146

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.-Ergonomics and Occupational Safety

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The objective of the program is to prepare engineers and occupational safety and health specialists to meet the changing demands of industry, government, and service organizations, such as insurance and utility industries.

The curriculum is designed to meet both the immediate and long-term needs of these organizations in the areas of workplace and job design, safety, and accident prevention.

A unique feature of the training program is the emphasis on the holistic approach for injury and disability prevention.

The holistic approach involves primary prevention, application of ergonomic and safety principles to job and workplace design, secondary prevention, rehabilitation, functional restoration and quick return to gainful employment, and tertiary prevention, re-engineering of the work environment to deter re-injuries and match the workers? residual abilities.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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