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Continuing Education

This list represents a sampling of continuing education opportunities in general topics related to human factors/ergonomics (HF/E). This is not intended as a comprehensive list. Most universities have a division of continuing education and outreach. This list does not include offerings from commercial entities. See the educational resources review criteria page.

Please contact HFES if you would like to suggest additions to this list.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
The HFES online Calendar lists conferences and short courses.

American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc.
Certificate Course in Patient Safety and Prevention of Medical Errors

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Center for Aerospace Safety/Security Education (CASE)
Courses include:

  • Aviation Safety Management
  • Mishap/Accident Investigation Management
  • Advanced Accident Investigation
  • Aviation Ground Safety
  • OSHA for Aviation Safety Managers
  • Accident Investigation from the Maintenance Perspective
  • Recap Engine Investigation
  • Turbine Engine Investigation
  • Human Factors in Aviation
The Department also offers a Management Certificate in Aviation Safety.

Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Professional Development
Provides seminars in:

  • Time management
  • Communications
  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Managerial decision making
  • Goal management
  • Leadership

University of Michigan, Human Factors Engineering Program
Program components include:

  • Introduction to Human Factors Engineering
  • Human Visual Functions
  • Visual Displays
  • Skills, Motor Behavior, & Manual Controls
  • Engineering Anthropometry
  • Advanced Displays
  • Perception, Memory, and Cognition
  • Occupational Biomechanics I
  • Occupational Biomechanics II
  • Introduction to Human-Systems Integration
  • Workload
  • Situation Awareness
  • Decision Making & Cognitive Task Analysis
  • Human Error & Safety
  • Manual / Nonmanual Task Analysis
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Trends in HCI
  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
  • Software Human Factors in the Product Development Cycle
  • Methods of Evaluating User Interfaces
  • Usability Testing
  • Cost Benefit Analysis for HCI
  • GOMS
  • Aesthetics Model for HCI Design
  • Interface Design
  • Website Interface Design
  • Speech Interface Design & Evaluation
  • Inclusive Design
  • Responsibilities of the Usability Professional

Purdue University

Courses include:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Human-Computer Systems
  • Automation and Control
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Computer Simulation

University at Buffalo, Millard Fillmore College
Distance Learning
Course Descriptions in Distance Learning

Courses include (but are not limited to):

  • Project Analysis and Design
  • OSHA On-the-Job Safety Programs
  • Regulation in Health Care Environments
  • Quality Management in Health Care

University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Certificates of Completion include:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology with a concentration in Web content

Master's Degrees include:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Arts in Physics Education
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety
Patient Safety Curriculum

Topics include:

  • Patient Safety Introduction
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Evidence-Based Patient Safety
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Health Care Failure Mode Effect Analysis

University of Vermont
Transportation Research Center: Travel, Safety & Human Factors short course related to human, environmental, and vehicle factors in transportation crashes

University of Calgary
Short course leads to Health, Safety, and Environment certificate and covers the following topics:

  • Psychology
  • Workplace design
  • Fatigue
  • Engineering as they relate to health, profit and loss, performance, and liability
  • Error

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