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Certificate in Human Factors and Ergonomics

Human Factors and Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the interactions between humans and other elements of a system (environment, people, and objects) with the goal of optimizing human well-bring and overall system performance. The certificate in Human Factors and Ergonomics allows students to gain specialized knowledge in cognitive, physical, and macro ergonomics.

  • Ergonomics programming
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • Environmental and occupational health and safety
  • Injury prevention
  • User design
  • Research
  • Education

“The University of Windsor’s Human Kinetics program provided me with the skills, knowledge, and flexibility to launch my career in ergonomics and helped me build the foundation for my career” – Andrew Patterson (Senior Ergonomist, Amazon)


“I highly recommend the HK program to anyone pursuing a career in ergonomics, human factors or occupational health and safety. My experiences and the support from faculty members were crucial in my professional development, and my current career as an occupational safety specialist” – Erika Santarossa-Harris (Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers)

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements: 4 Required KINE courses, 4 Elective courses, 1 Internship

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Program Resources

Certificate Record Form for Certificate in Human Factors and Ergonomics