CE Human Factors & Ergonomics Program

Our program is designed to provide you with the tools, confidence, and competence to advance your career in Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E). Created by experts at the University of California Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program and Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, this online program not only delivers training on the latest knowledge and best practices in HF/E, but also provides a deeper dive into advanced topics and graduate level curriculum.

This program will help you understand how to design work tasks, tools, and workstations to minimize cognitive and physical loads, reduce fatigue and injury, and improve productivity. Coursework includes lectures on engineering, design, physiology, anthropometry, biomechanics, public health, statistics, environmental health sciences, exposure and risk assessment, root cause analysis, and more. This is not your typical online certification and requires higher-level competence and performance to succeed.

The Online Ergonomics Program is also mapped to Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) certification skills to help prepare you for CPE certification. Courses can also be used to demonstrate competency and fulfill educational requirements by the Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomics (CCPE). Independent certifications like those offered by BCPE and CCPE can provide professional credibility, enhance your earning capacity, and give you a competitive advantage in the field, will also maximizing your impact.

Registration Fees:

Single Course Registration: $1,650

6-Course Package*: $9,450

*Includes admission to Applied Skills in Ergonomics valued at $765! This

3-day, hands-on workshop is the perfect compliment to online education and is held annually in Berkeley, CA

About the Program:

Available Courses

 

May 10 - July 2, 2021 (Online)

The design of environments, tools, systems, and interfaces can have a dramatic impact on exposures associated with musculoskeletal disorders, fatigue, and error. Familiarity with physical and cognitive HF/E will be applied to the iterative design process to solve design problems.

Taught by: Jim Potvin, PhD, CCPE

July 12 - September 3, 2021 (Online)

 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. This class will explore how macroergonomic interventions improve productivity, job satisfaction, and health and safety.

Taught by: Michelle Robertson, PhD, CPE

July 12 - September 3, 2021 (Online)

This course presents fundamental concepts essential to practicing ergonomics. Learners will explore anatomy, kinesiology, the physiology of work, and more to ensure a comprehensive approach to HF/E to both minimize injury and optimize worker performance.

Taught by: Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE & Meg Honan, MS, PT, CPE

October 11 - December 10, 2021 (Online)

Learn to identify the components of occupational tasks that can contribute to musculoskeletal injury and/or fatigue, quantify risks using the most relevant ergonomics assessment tools, and integrate information into conclusions regarding the acceptability of risk.

Taught by:  Jim Potvin, PhD, CCPE

January 17 - March 11, 2022 (Online)

This course addresses fundamentals of cognitive engineering and user-centered design. You will explore different disciplinary approaches and respective interpretations on user-centered and learner-centered design, cognitive and socio-cognitive theories, and more.

Taught by: Elizabeth Sanli, PhD

March 21 - May 13, 2022 (Online)

Human-Centered Design (ERG140)

The design of environments, tools, systems, and interfaces can have a dramatic impact on exposures associated with musculoskeletal disorders, fatigue, and error. Familiarity with physical and cognitive HF/E will be applied to the iterative design process to solve design problems.

Taught by: Jim Potvin, PhD, CCPE

May 23 - July 15, 2022 (Online)

Macroergonomics: A Systems Approach to HFE (ERG 150)

 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. This class will explore how macroergonomic interventions improve productivity, job satisfaction, and health and safety.

Taught by: Michelle Robertson, PhD, CPE

May 23 - July 15, 2022 (Online)

Foundations for Cognitive, Macro and Physical HF/E (ERG100)

This course presents fundamental concepts essential to practicing ergonomics. Learners will explore anatomy, kinesiology, the physiology of work, and more to ensure a comprehensive approach to HF/E to both minimize injury and optimize worker performance.

Taught by: Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE & Meg Honan, MS, PT, CPE

July 26 - 29, 2022 (In-Person at the Richmond Field Station)

Applied Skills in Ergonomics

This 3-day, hands-on workshop is the perfect complement to online education and is held annually in Berkeley, CA. New topics in ergonomics will be explored through a case based approach to learning, with guided practice in advanced measurement techniques used by practitioners in the field.

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August 8 - September 30, 2022 (Online)

Physical Human Factors and Ergonomics (ERG120)

Learn to identify the components of occupational tasks that can contribute to musculoskeletal injury and/or fatigue, quantify risks using the most relevant ergonomics assessment tools, and integrate information into conclusions regarding the acceptability of risk.

Taught by:  Jim Potvin, PhD, CCPE

October 10 - December 9, 2022 (Online)

This course is designed to prepare you to be a competent consumer of research by applying a thorough critique of various papers and applying conclusions from published research into ergonomic practice.

Taught by: Carisa Harris, PhD, CPE

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