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Advanced Ergonomic Studies-Certificate
Advanced Ergonomic Studies-Certificate

Advanced Ergonomic Studies-Certificate

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A Degree in Kinesiology or Human Kinetics

  • OR

  • A Degree in Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing (or equivalent) or in a related discipline (as determined by the College)

  • AND

  • Successful completion of the following university or college courses (as determined by the College): 

    • Anatomy

    • Physiology

    • Biomechanics

    • Qualitative and Quantitative Design and Analysis

  • Note:

    • Applicants who lack the required Anatomy and Physiology may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading. Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information about online courses.

  English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  

  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years

  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years

  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Course Information

You like observing how people and products work together. How products, workplaces and environments can effectively influence how people interact and engage each other. And you’re always looking for ways to make things even better.

The Advanced Ergonomic Studies graduate program, the first of its kind in Canada, will provide you with a fundamental understanding about the science of ergonomics.

In labs, classes and field placements, you will learn to use analytical tools to provide assessments of an employee’s job related tasks in the workplace. Current technologies and techniques will be examined in addition to applying theoretical principles to worker and workspace interactions. You will study the legislative and regulatory environment, the role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the financial impacts of injury. Students will also have the opportunity to attend the Applied Ergonomics Conference.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may apply to the Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE) for the designation of Associate Ergonomist. CCCPE is an international certification and has been recognized by the International Ergonomics Association. Further information regarding certification by the CCCPE can be found at

Program timetable: The timetable for this full-time graduate program includes many afternoon and evening classes.

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 Level 1

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ERGO-6006, Ergonomics Theory & Practice, 4.5, ,

  • ERGO-6002, Research Methods & Statistics, 4, ,

  • ERGO-6004, Human-Computer Interactions, 2, ,

  • SFTY-6006, Safety in the Workplace, 4, ,

Level 2

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ERGO-6005, Research in Ergonomics, 3, ,

  • ERGO-6007, Ergonomics Instrumentation, 4.5, ,

  • ERGO-6009, Human Factors & Design, 4, ,

  • ERGO-6001, Professional Development, 2, ,

  • ERGO-6003, Ergonomics & Legislation, 2, ,

Level 3

  • Take the following Mandatory Course:

  • FLDP-6016, Field Placement, 8, ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Ergonomists apply theoretical and practical knowledge to optimize the interaction between humans and the environments and systems they engage. Career opportunities for graduates are diverse and may involve physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, or both. Job titles depend on the sector and area of specialization but include ergonomist, human factors engineer, occupational health and safety specialist, and product designer. Graduates will find employment in a variety of sectors and work environments, including industry and manufacturing, healthcare, government, utilities, software companies and consultancies.

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Insurance/year: 835.98 CAD

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