|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,670 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,500), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter Conestoga’s English for Academic Studies – EAS program.
The Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness (OHSW) graduate program provides a focused body of knowledge and skills for individuals interested in developing and building their knowledge and skills in occupational health, safety and wellness. In today’s work environment, a balance of work and personal wellness is critical from both the personal and organizational perspective. The workplace is a priority target setting for occupational health and safety initiatives with the end goals of protecting and promoting both individual health, safety, and wellness as well as organizational success and growth. Therefore, employers are required to manage occupational health, safety and wellness from a legal perspective, and have moral and ethical imperatives to do so. Additionally, there is an economic advantage to employers who seek to maximize productivity, performance and engagement in the workplace since healthy workers are more productive, more engaged, and have lower absenteeism and presenteeism rates.
The program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in how occupational health, safety and wellness initiatives can be developed, implemented and evaluated in businesses and organizations across all sectors of the economy to address these imperatives. Students will learn about existing health, safety and wellness trends, analyze best practices, and utilize that learning to develop programs that address health, safety and wellness concerns within the workplace.
Graduates are prepared for entry-level to mid-management positions in occupational health, safety, wellness, and health promotion in community organizations, private practices, learning institutions, government departments, and consulting firms. Career opportunities may include program specialist, wellness coordinator, health and safety coordinator, health promotion consultant and roles involving wellness program management.