The UC Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program and Center for Occupational and Environmental Health are pleased to present the Online Ergonomics Training Program.
The UC Ergonomics Program has a history of training formative leaders in the field with graduates and post docs becoming professors at top institutions, leaders at government agencies, and innovators at numerous Silicon Valley companies, such as Apple, Google, and others. Now, the excellent training and preparation is accessible to anyone living anywhere around the world!
The emphasis in this program is on understanding how to design work tasks, tools, and workstations to minimize cognitive and physical loads, reduce fatigue and injury, and improve productivity. Coursework includes content in engineering, design, physiology, anthropometry, biomechanics, public health, statistics, environmental health sciences, exposure and risk assessment, root cause analysis and more.
> Annual Ergonomic Skills Workshop (7/10/19 – 7/12/19)
> Single Course Registration: $1,800
> 3-Course Package: $5,100
> 6-Course Package: $10,000 (includes admission to Annual Ergonomic Skills Workshop)
If you would like to register for a course package, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Single course registration is available online.
> Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics (ERG100)
August 27 – October 19, 2018 (Online)
Instructors: Meg Honan, MS, PT, CPE & Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE
This course presents fundamental concepts from multiple disciplines that are essential to practicing ergonomics. The course begins with core topics from anatomy, kinesiology and the physiology of work as applied to human abilities and limitations. The class continues with an exploration of biomechanics, anthropometry, physical and psychosocial ergonomic risk factors and analytic methods to mitigate risk exposure. Finally, cognitive and macro ergonomics models are introduced along with considerations for the professional ergonomist. Pulling these pieces together ensures a comprehensive approach to Human Factors and Ergonomics to both minimize injury and optimize worker performance. Students will evaluate different environments based on the concepts introduced in this course.
> Evidence Based Practice (ERG110)
October 22 – December 21, 2018 (Online)
Instructor: Carisa Harris, PhD, CPE, PT
This course covers the various study designs used in Ergonomic Research and ranges from qualitative study design to observation and intervention studies. Students will become familiarized with the various study designs by reading and critiquing ergonomics literature and then designing their own study to answer a question by writing a small grant.
> Introduction to Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors (ERG120)
January 7 – March 1, 2019 (Online)
Instructor: Jim Potvin, PhD
This course will provide an overview of ergonomics and occupational biomechanics. The course will explore pathophysiology and risk factors of upper extremity and back loading at work, measurement of force and posture, models for risk assessment, anthropometry applied to task and workstation design, tool design, and structure of successful ergonomics programs. Students will also conduct a detailed job analysis and design a workplace intervention.
> Introduction to Cognitive Ergonomics and Human Factors (ERG130)
March 4 – April 26, 2019 (Online)
Instructor: Dan Nathan Roberts, PhD, CPE
This course deals with fundamentals of cognitive engineering and user-centered design. It is designed to introduce students to different disciplinary approaches and respective interpretations of what it means to do user-centered and learner-centered design. Students will receive an introduction into the psychological make-up of individuals, and insight on cognitive and socio-cognitive theories of how people differently perceive and interact with the world and others, as well as an introduction to principles of how people learn.
> Prevention Through Design (ERG140)
April 29 – June 21, 2019 (Online)
Instructors: Jim Potvin, PhD
The design of environments, tools, systems, and interfaces can have a dramatic impact on exposures associated with musculoskeletal disorders, fatigue, and error. This course will provide an overview of topics related to the design of products, tools, environments, software and various interfaces on common devices. Familiarity with physical and cognitive human factors and ergonomics will be applied to the iterative design process to solve design problems. A focus on the pro basic engineering design and prototype concepts will be introduced.
> Introduction to Systems Approach and Macro Ergonomics (ERG 150)
June 25 – August 24, 2019 (Online)
Instructor: Michelle Robertson
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Macroergonomics field. Macroergonomics, also known as the third generation of ergonomics, is a top-down sociotechnical systems approach to the design of organizations, work systems, and jobs. The goal of macroergonomics is a fully harmonized work system at both the macro- and micro-ergonomic level which results in improved productivity, job satisfaction, health and safety, and employee commitment.
> Ergonomic Skills Class & Workshop (ERG 160)
July 10 – July 12, 2019 (Hands-on Workshop in Richmond, CA)
This hands on workshop will build on concepts and skills introduced in the introductory courses. Students will learn how the various risk assessment tools were designed and specifically how to implement their use in challenging environments. Students will read validation and reliability studies so they become experts in use of the various physical exposure and risk assessment tools used in the field.
Click here to view 2018 Workshop Details – The Nuts and Bolts of the Revised Strain Index & NIOSH Lift Equation (July 11 – July 12, 2018)