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EHS Concentration in Ergonomics

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Currently ergonomic related injuries are one of if not the largest cause of workers compensation cost to US industry. Ergonomic related injuries or workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of  the most significant occupational safety and health problems in the United States, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


A concentration in

Ergonomics requires 16 or more credits in the following specified areas. 

Completion of an approved concentration will be designated on the student’s transcript.


Students must take the following:


BR 200 Introduction to Biomedical Rehabilitation (3 Credits)

EHS330 Safety Mmgt/ EHS 320 Ergo course (3 Credits)

EV400/EV 401 Capstone Project – Ergonomics – related (4 Credits)


In addition students must select at least 2 of the following courses:


BY 460 Kinesiology II (3 Credits)

BY 471 Anatomy & Physiology I (3 Credits)

BY 472 Anatomy & Physiology II (3 Credits)*

ME 380 Special topics Biomechanics (3 Credits)*

BY 360 Physiology (3 Credits)

BY 350 Comparative Anatomy (3 Credits)

* NOTE: BY 472 requires BY 471 as a pre-requisite
* ME 380 requires: MA 132 and PH 131 as pre-requisites
Other suitable course Ergonomics related courses can be approved by the Director of ISE or designee.