Learning about work: Kansas State OHP Certificate Program

Well folks, I’m here in America’s heartland this weekend, starting what is becoming my annual storm chase as a member of a caravan of some 20 people traipsing around Tornado Alley in search of bad weather.  (See one of my earliest posts for a profile of some of our professional guides: https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/labors-of-love-chasing-tornadoes/).

In view of my temporary location, I thought this would be a good week to highlight an interesting program offered by Kansas State University: A graduate certificate in Occupational Health Psychology (OHP).  It’s a four-course sequence, delivered by distance learning, that provides students with advanced instruction in OHP, which “emphasizes the role of psychology in research and practice aimed at the prevention of occupational stress, illness, and injury.”

Students in the program take four courses, one each semester, in sequence: (1) Proseminar in Occupational Health; (2) Seminar in Occupational Behaviors; (3) Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology; and (4) Practicum in Occupational Health Psychology.

This is a rare opportunity get advanced training in an important, emerging field via distance learning.  For those constricted by work and home responsibilities from enrolling in a residential OHP program, this is an attractive option.

Here’s the program website: http://www.dce.k-state.edu/artsci/occupationalhealthpsych/.

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