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Occupational Health degrees abroad

Occupational health is a branch of healthcare that’s concerned with the safety and wellbeing of employees in the workplace. You’ll graduate with the skills needed to anticipate and prevent hazards in professional settings.

As an occupational health student, you’ll develop an understanding of biological, chemical, physical, and psychological hazards, and learn how to implement effective safeguarding strategies. You’ll get to grips with the legislation surrounding employee welfare, and consider the professional and ethical responsibilities of employers.

Working conditions vary dramatically across the world. By earning your degree abroad, you’ll appreciate the challenges faced by employees and employers in different countries, and gain a global perspective of 21st-century workplaces.

Occupational Health program structure

You can study occupational health at various undergraduate and graduate levels. One-year certificate programs and two-year associate degrees provide comprehensive groundings in the field. They also offer a useful route into entry-level employment or further study.

Bachelor’s degrees are broader and more in-depth programs of study. They’re studied over a minimum of three years, or four years if you enroll at a US university. Taking your BSc in the US means you’ll study liberal arts modules alongside your occupational health major.

Master’s degrees in occupational health are usually studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two. Entry requirements differ between universities but, as a general rule, you’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

If you’re interested in conducting an original research project, you might consider studying a PhD or MPhil. Course length varies from student to student, but they usually take between four and seven years to finish.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and workplace visits. To gain hands-on experience, you might be required to undertake a professional placement as part of your course too.

You’ll take a mixture of theoretical and practical modules in the following core areas:

  • Principles and practices of occupational health practice
  • Occupational health management
  • Workplace health-risk management
  • Health surveillance
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Absence management
  • Occupational ergonomics

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Occupational Health study abroad programs

Occupational health undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in occupational health

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    Biology: Occupational Therapy - BSc Pace University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    46,978 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 46,978 USD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Health Psychology: Occupational Therapy Pathway - Integrated BS/MSOT Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,700 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Health Science, Pre Occupational Therapy - BSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,940 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,940 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Health Sciences: Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy - BA/BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Interdisciplinary Studies: Occupational Therapy (Pre-Occupational Therapy studies) - BSc Mount Aloysius College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,870 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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Associate in occupational health

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    Occupational Therapy - ASOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Occupational Therapy Assistant - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Occupational Therapy Assistant - AAS-T Lake Washington Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,635 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,635 USD

    Start date
    April, July, September, January
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    Occupational Therapy Assistant - AASc Radford University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,622 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,622 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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Certificate in occupational health

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    Occupational Health and Safety - Cert Cumberland College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,743 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,000 CAD

    Start date
    August
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Occupational health graduate programs

Master's in occupational health

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    Engineering Technology: Occupational Health & Safety - MSc Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Health Psychology: Occupational Therapy Pathway - Integrated BS/MSOT Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,700 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Occupational Therapy - MSc Jönköping University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,783 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 60,000 SEK

    Start date
    August
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    Occupational Therapy - MSc Alvernia University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Occupational Therapy - MSOT Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
    Show program overview about Occupational Therapy

Doctorate in occupational health

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    Occupational Therapy - DOT Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,607 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,607 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Occupational Therapy

Future occupational health careers

All employers have a legal and moral duty to protect their employees, so occupational health graduates secure important positions across countless industries and sectors.

Your observational, analytical, and problem-solving skills will help you to safeguard individuals working in construction companies, government departments, healthcare services, manufacturing firms, and more. Here are some of the roles you’d be best suited to:

  • Occupational health nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Ergonomist
  • Environmental protection officer
  • Care manager

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