Graduates of the Occupational Injury Prevention (OIP) program are equipped with skills to conduct epidemiologic research in occupational safety and health, develop and evaluate injury prevention programs and implement proven programs into workplaces. Graduates are working as:
- Faculty members at colleges and universities
- Epidemiologists at national and local public health agencies.
- Data analysts in government, industry and academic institutions.
- Project directors in community-based organizations.
Funding from the Heartland Center – we’ll help pay for your graduate degree.
All students admitted to a Heartland Center training program are automatically considered for funding.
Financial support typically consists of fully paid tuition and a monthly stipend.
Heartland Center funding is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
Training Program Requirements
Students interested in the OIP training program and in receiving the funding offered by the Heartland Center must satisfy the following requirements:
- Enrollment in one of the approved graduate degree programs (listed below)
- Approval of the director of the OIP training program
- Enrollment in the OIP training program required courses
Approved degree programs for the OIP Training Program:
OIP Training Program Required Courses
Required Courses – all MS and PhD Trainees
|OEH:4510||Injury and Violence Prevention||3 s.h.|
|OEH:6520||Injury Epidemiology||3 s.h.|
|OEH:5620||Occupational Health||3 s.h.|
|No Registration||Heartland Center Seminar*|
|CPH:7270||Principles of Scholarly Integrity: Public Health||1 s.h.|
* Heartland Center trainees must attend 4-5 designated seminars each semester on occupational health topics.
Required Courses – all PhD Trainees
|OEH:7060||Research Design in OEH||3 s.h.|
Additional Required Courses – choose 2 for MS Trainees, choose 4 for PhD Trainees
|EPID:6400||Epidemiology II: Advanced Methods||4 s.h.|
|EPID:5600||Introduction to Data Management and Analysis||3 s.h.|
|EPID:5610||Intermediate Data Analysis SAS & R||3 s.h.|
|EPID:6420||Survey Design and Analysis||3 s.h.|
|CBH:5235||Community-Based Participatory Research||3 s.h.|
|CBH:5305||Evaluation: Approaches and Applications||3 s.h.|
|CBH:5310||Qualitative Research for Public Health||3 s.h.|
|CBH:6205||Designing and Implementing Interventions||3 s.h.|
|BIOS:6110||Applied Categorical Data Analysis||3 s.h.|
|BIOS:6310||Introductory Longitudinal Data Analysis||3 s.h.|
Additional Required Courses – choose 1 for PhD Trainees
|OEH:5410||Occupational Safety||3 s.h.|
|OEH:4310||Occupational Ergonomics: Principles||3 s.h.|
|OEH:4530||Global Road Safety||3 s.h.|
The first step is to be admitted to one of the following degree programs:
- MS and PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health – Admissions Requirements and How to Apply
- MS and PhD in Epidemiology – Admissions Requirements and How to Apply
- PhD in Community & Behavioral Health – Admissions Requirements and How to Apply
Additionally, you will need the consent of the OIP Program Director to enroll in this Heartland Center program.
For more information contact:
Brianne Schwarz, Graduate Program Coordinator