1 year - Full time - September - August
In-class , ONLINE + practicum
Admission requirements: Undergraduate degree in health sciences,
management and organizational studies,
or related field.
$8500 + Western ancillary fees, course texts
Application deadline: March 1
The Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management is offered by Continuing Studies in partnership with the Faculties of Social Science and Health Science. This program enables graduates from a number of disciplines to build on the solid theoretical grounding obtained in their degree programs by adding practical and applied skills required to work in the field. In addition, students in the Diploma program obtain valuable work experience through the practicum component.
Successful completion of, or current enrollment in the final year of, a bachelor's program in an appropriate discipline (Health Sciences, Management and Organizational Studies, Business, or the Sciences)
Please Note: This is a competitive program with limited enrollment. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program.
The application deadline is March 1. Applicants who must apply for admission to the University first are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible. Application forms are typically available by November.
All decisions regarding admission to the program are communicated in writing. Admission decisions may take approximately 6-8 weeks after receipt of all application documents. Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure all pieces of both the supplemental application, as well as the OUAC application (where applicable), arrive well before the application deadline. Decisions will not be relayed over the telephone.
The Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management is a one (1) year, full-time program offered in-class only. Diploma-credit courses begin in September and end in August. This program cannot be completed on a part time basis.
Yes, online OSAP applications are available at http://osap.gov.on.ca
No, these courses are offered only to students accepted into the Occupational Health and Safety Management program. Based on the competitiveness to enter the program and its one year duration, students must apply and be accepted into the program to be eligible for these courses.
Yes, applicants are required to have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in health sciences, management and organizational studies, or related field of study to be considered eligible for the program..
With the supplemental program application, we require two (2) letters of reference. Based on the study/work nature of our Post-Degree Diploma and Certificate programs, we ideally would like to receive one (1) reference from an academic source and one (1) from an employment source.
We will accept two (2) reference letters from academic sources, but request that one (1) of your referees be able to speak to your skills/employability in the field.
Failure to submit letters of reference will prevent the timely processing of your application.
There is no official form for reference letters; however, letters should be written on the referee’s letterhead if possible. Letters of reference tend to be more helpful when the referee is aware of the information in your application. For example, the diploma program you are applying to, as well as why and how you would be an ideal candidate for this program should be included.
Letters of reference must be sealed by the referee with his or her signature across the seal and may be mailed to Continuing Studies either directly from the referee or with the supplemental application.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Continuing Studies office at 519 661 3658 or email email@example.com
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