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University of Colorado Denver

Center for Worker Health and Environment

Academic Programs

Graduate and Post-Graduate Programs in the MAP ERC

​The Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) helps create and support opportunities for graduate program trainees to learn from more than 40 faculty members and other trainees in five different training programs. Four of these programs are located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and one program is located at the University of Colorado at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. All of the programs offer multidisciplinary educational opportunities that teach students how to address real-world problems facing industry, labor, and workers. This is achieved through shared classes, symposia, worksite walk-throughs, journal clubs and social gatherings.​ 

Students receive tuition support, research funds and stipends to train in our five programs:



Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency Program is ACGME-accredited as a two-year residency program that trains physicians in occupational and environmental medicine to improve the health and safety of workers. This program is located at the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

Learn more about the OEM Residency




The Ergonomics Program is located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, with options for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

Find out more about Ergonomics



Industrial Hygiene

An accredited graduate program dedicated to training the science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of workplace contaminants and stressors that may cause sickness, injury, impaired health or impaired well being among workers or among citizens of the community. This program is located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

Learn more about the Industrial Hygiene program



Health Physics

Located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the Health Physics Program offers a comprehensive education experience leading toward the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of radiation protection or health physics. Required course work is structured to provide a sound foundation in the basic skills essential to the health physics profession.

Learn more about the Health Physics program



Occupational Health Psychology

One of only two OHP training programs hosted by ERCs in the United States, the OHP Program provides training for the application of psychology to improve the quality of work life, and to protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of workers. This Ph.D. graduate program is located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Find out more and learn how to apply

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