Employees are as concerned about working in a "safe" employment atmosphere as simply "having a job." This concern has prompted demands for higher performance standards and increased safety awareness in the private, public, and governmental sectors. Thus, there exists a need for professionals who are able to develop and implement safe work practices in the workplace. The Certificate in Safety Management is designed to meet this need and help with career advancement. It also prepares students for the American Board of Certified Safety Professionals examination. College of Public Health students enrolled in a major other than Safety Management may concurrently enroll in this Certificate.
This Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.
The applicant must have an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in Science, Engineering, Nursing, or one in a related environmental or occupational health field with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
None are required.
Fourteen credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate.
PHC 6356 Industrial Hygiene (2 credits)
PHC 6360 Safety Management Principles/Practices (2 credits)
PHC 6423 Occupational Health Law (2 credits)
PHC 6354 Safety and Health Administration (2 credits)
EIN 6215 Engineering System Safety (3 credits)
EIN 6216 Occupational Safety Engineering (3 credits)
Time limits on certificate completion comply with university standards.
Credit toward graduate degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Dr. Peter Rentos
(813) 974-6665 or 1-888-USF-COPH