||Health Promotion & Health Protection in the Workplace
||Spectrums of Professions Protecting & Promoting Worker Health
||Occupational Health Psychology: Improving Health and Well-Being at Work
||Intro to Environmental and Occupational Health
||Intro to Occupational Safety & Ergonomics (Intro to Workplace Health Protection)
||Communication Skills for Public Health Impact
Substitutions for required courses may be reviewed and approved by the program director.1
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Total Worker Health, students will be able to:
- Explain why Total Worker Health is an emerging field
- Define key terminology and frameworks for Total Worker Health
- Identify significant workplace wellness or safety-related government agencies or organizations and discuss their perspectives and policies on health promotion or protection
- Describe the role of advocacy or leadership in Total Worker Health
- Apply health behavior, leadership, or organizational change theories or intervention approaches in the workplace setting
- Compare the elements of a "culture of health" to the elements of a "culture of safety" and how they can be integrated
- Recognize "best practices by reading, critiquing, or applying research to workplace practice
- Identify evidence-based, practical policy or programmatic strategies for organizations implementing Total Worker Health
- Design, implement, or evaluate TWH systems and programs
- Communicate the business case (value proposition) for implementing Total Worker Health
- Discuss future trends, needs, or solutions for promoting Total Worker Health
The Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) financially supports qualified students in the Certificate in Total Worker Health® program. The MAP ERC is one of 18 National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) Education and Research Centers in the country. Students accepted into the Certificate in TWH program may be eligible for financial support, including tuition and fees.
Application materials and submission instructions are listed below.
Students must have applied officially to the program and have been accepted either via the SOPHAS Express Application by October 15th or February 15th OR via the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) certificate declaration form for existing ColoradoSPH students. Additionally, recipients need to be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted as a permanent resident. Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (for example, American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Scholarship application process
Step 1: Apply to the program either via the SOPHAS Express Application by October 15th or February 15th OR via the ColoradoSPH certificate declaration form for existing ColoradoSPH students.
Step 2: Apply for scholarship. Applicants must submit the application form and all materials as one PDF file to Jennifer Foxcroft at Jennifer.Foxcroft@cuanschuz.edu.
Step 3: Awarded scholarship. Students applying via the SOPHAS Express Applications on either October 15th or February 15th will be reviewed by the NIOSH MAP ERC Certificate in TWH core faculty and official notification will be made between November and December for the October 15th deadline and between March and April for the February 15th deadline. Notifications will be by email. Current CSPH student applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a decision will be made within one month of application.
Note: Students can submit their scholarship application at the same time as they apply to the program, but to be eligible to receive the scholarship they must be accepted into program.
Students must 1) receive a passing grade (at least a B-) in all course work, 2) represent themselves as professionals and Candidates in the Certificate in TWH (e.g., include in their email signature), and 3) completion of the program in accordance with ColoradoSPH and MAP ERC requirements. Failure to meet these expectations will result in a discontinuation of scholarship.
If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact the program director via email (Lee.Newman@cuanschuz.edu) with the subject line “Certificate in TWH Scholarship and YOUR LAST NAME”.
Certificate students may complete the Certificate in Total Worker Health prior to or concurrently with the Master of Public Health. If a certificate student intends to pursue the MPH after successful completion of the certificate program, s/he will need to formally apply to the MPH program and complete all of the admission requirements of the MPH program. Please refer to the Student Handbook
for additional information.