Work and Health Graduate Certificate

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Apply for our interdisciplinary occupational health and safety traineeship, open to UW graduate and professional students and professionals (non-degree students) with bachelor's degrees.

This new traineeship offers an opportunity for individuals in all disciplines and professions to explore and consider how dimensions and contexts of work influence the health and well-being of populations and can better inform their own disciplinary research or practice.

Trainees will gain knowledge and skills to address adverse employment and working conditions, as well as methods to protect and promote health among workers. Trainees may be eligible to receive one quarter of funding during the quarter they complete their capstone project. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be eligible to receive federal funding.

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Program requirements

Trainees will complete two, three-credit core courses; six credits of electives from a select list, and one three-credit capstone project related to work health conditions.

All trainees will be required to attend the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training provided by the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NWCOHS), unless their home degree program provides RCR training.

Trainees are encouraged to attend the NWCOHS-sponsored seminars and continuing education (CE) courses.

Please fill out the Advanced Practice Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate application to apply to the traineeship. Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact for details prior to completing their application.

Work and Health Graduate Certificate Director 

Jenny Hsin-Chun Tsai PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC