Eastern Kentucky University Launches Online Bachelor of Science In Occupational Safety

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EKU’s online Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety arms current safety professionals and those interested in pursuing a safety career with the skills and knowledge to succeed within this evolving industry. The program’s comprehensive curriculum provides students with a solid safety foundation including: OSHA inspections, education and training, workers compensation, and auditing.

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is proud to announce the new online Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety Degree Program, with classes starting in January 2011.

The new EKU occupational safety program provides students with relevant, real- world learning applications, from industry-leading faculty members. EKU’s faculty members have many years of safety experience. They incorporate that experience into the courses by directly applying theories to practice. Additionally, the professors use cutting-edge teaching tactics in the courses. For example, they have incorporated videos of construction safety and OSHA inspections into coursework for online students.

“The faculty truly makes this degree program stand out. They give a strong foundation and enhance the curriculum with their industry experiences, which makes our graduates untouchable,” said Program Coordinator, Dr. Michael Schumann.

In addition to the traditional Occupational Safety Curriculum, the EKU Online Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety program offers a minor in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology, which keeps EKU students at the forefront of the safety industry and makes them more valuable candidates to employers. Due to EKU’s strong reputation, employers actively seek EKU graduates to fill safety jobs.

About Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety

Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety holds the designation of being a Program of Distinction in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and one of the foremost institutions of learning and research in the fields of justice and safety in the nation and world. The College is a nationally unique educational institution that houses degree programs and research centers devoted to all aspects of the first responder, and justice and safety communities. Eastern Kentucky University also houses a regional OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center that serves the southeast region of the United States. EKU’s OTI draws upon the expertise of internationally recognized EKU faculty to develop and provide quality training. It is a unique facility that offers customized trainings through hands-on learning and cutting edge equipment.

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