OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Prepare yourself to enter exciting career opportunities as safety and health professionals or as health and fitness professionals with a degree in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Manage health and safety risks in a work environment through the development of safe work policies, or pursue graduate work in industrial hygiene, safety, or health-related areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or cardiac rehabilitation. The OSH professional may work wherever health or safety hazards or concerns exist.
Degrees, Options, and Specializations
The SHIH Department has four degree programs. The B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The second undergraduate program leads to a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health -- Applied Health Science option. The department's two graduate programs are accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. These are the M.S. in Industrial Hygiene and the M.S. in Industrial Hygiene Distance Learning – Professional Track.
Placement & Careers
Montana Tech Safety, Health & Industrial Health graduates enjoy a placement rate of 95-100% with very competitive starting salaries.
The quality of the Department's programs has been recognized by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) through annual training grants for scholarships, student travel, and faculty development.
Another student and I started a program called Reintegrating Youthful Offenders at the maximum federal juvenile detention center. We teach health education and do one-on-one exercise programs… It’s clear they enjoy us coming out there and working out with them.
-Chris Tacke, Occupational Safety and Health, Applied Health Science