Occupational Health Psychology

Program overview

In this program, students receive a broad education in occupational health psychology, including a practicum or fieldwork as well as interdisciplinary training in epidemiology and ergonomics. Students are required to complete coursework in occupational health, conduct research in occupational health psychology, participate in multidisciplinary applied occupational health projects, and present at workshops and professional conferences. 

The Occupational Health Psychology Program is located at Colorado State University. The Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) financially supports qualified students in the program. The MAP ERC is one of 18 National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) Education and Research Centers in the country. Students supported by the center collaborate with trainees in ergonomics, occupational and environmental medicine, industrial hygiene, and health physics programs on interdisciplinary research, scholarly projects, and in-depth field assessments at local industry sites.

Program director

Gwenith Fisher

Associate Professor, Occupational Health Psychology Program Director (MAP ERC)

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