Graduate Training, Certification Programs & Degree Programs

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This page highlights a select number of formal education opportunities for students and professionals interested in learning more about Total Worker Health® approaches. Universities are expanding the reach of Total Worker Health (TWH) through training programs with the goal of advancing worker safety, health, and well-being. These programs are available throughout the year and offer opportunities for virtual and in-person learning. Students and professionals hoping to increase their knowledge of TWH approaches may find these programs beneficial.


Certificate in TWH at the Colorado School of Public Health

  • Online Certificate offered by the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado Denver.
  • Prepares professionals with skills to apply research to practice; to design, implement, and lead science-based workplace interventions; and assume key leadership roles in the public health, occupational safety and health, and business communities.
  • 15 credit hour online certificate

Certificate in TWH at the Gillings School of Public Health

  • Certificate program offered onsite by the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center and the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Public Health.
  • Trains students to have the skills to plan, implement, and evaluate integrated interventions as part of a cross-disciplinary team.
  • 9 credit hour online certificate

Certificate in TWH at Northern Kentucky University

  • Certificate offered by the Department of Psychological Science at Northern Kentucky University.
  • Focuses on safety, health, and well-being in the workplace. Emphasizes applying scientific findings to various workplace settings to improve employee and organizational health.
  • 18 credit hour certificate

Certificate in TWH at the University of Washington and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

  • Certificate program which combines online and onsite classes offered by the University of Washington, Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, in collaboration with the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center.
  • Aligned with relevant OSHA-authorized classes in Ergonomics, Industrial Hygiene, Supervisory Duties and Safety & Health Management, this certificate focus on enhancing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and wellness professionals’ competencies on implementing the TWH approach with a close examination of available resources and existing best practices. Other areas of focus are mental health, muscuskeletal health and leadership development applied to TWH.
  • 10.9 credit hour certificate/approved CEUs

Certificate in Workplace Health Promotion at Western Kentucky University

  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health Promotion offered by Western Kentucky University’s Department of Public Health.
  • Enables students to blend health education, program planning, communication, and health and safety in a unique way. Provides graduates with a comprehensive skill base for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs in a work environment, as well as effective communication techniques and a basic understanding of workplace hazards.
  • 15 credit hour certificate

Graduate Training

TWH Track at The University of Texas

  • Offered by the University of Texas School of Public Health’s Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.
  • Total Worker Healthtrack within the PhD program in Environmental Sciences, within the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Program.
  • Comprises research in worker well-being, practice-based training, and interdisciplinary collaboration with trainees in other related departments.

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