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Applied Health Science, MS | (Safety Management)

Master of Science in Applied Health Science

Protecting workers, the general public, and the environment in our age of technological and scientific advancement has become one of the most challenging and rewarding career fields available. Safety managers recognize risk and design methods to control hazards using management skills and techniques needed to assure safety for all.

The IU Online Master of Science in Applied Health Science in Safety Management prepares you to respond to the needs of employees and the public, to analyze hazardous situations, and to research and apply government regulations. The curriculum covers topics including safety training strategies, research in safety management, safety management systems, workplace safety behavior, safety standards and compliance, risk assessment and risk management, safety performance measurement, safety leadership, and safety and health program design.

Your IU Online MS in Applied Health Science in Safety Management prepares you for careers such as:

  • Safety manager
  • Chief safety officer 
  • Corporate safety director 
  • Employee safety and health director
  • Environmental health and safety manager 
  • Risk control consultant 
  • Safety consultant 
  • Safety specialist 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS in Applied Health Science in Safety Management, you must complete 30 credit hours. This is a non-thesis degree.


SPH-S 502Instructional Strategies for Safety Education3 Credits
SPH-S 513Safety Management in Business and Industry3 Credits
SPH-S 514Safety Standards for Industry and Construction3 Credits
SPH-S 515Safety Performance Measures and Leadership3 Credits
SPH-S 552Principles and Concepts of Workplace Safety Behavior3 Credits
SPH-S 590Introduction to Research in Safety Management3 Credits
SPH-S 610Occupational Risk Management3 Credits
SPH-S 632Safety and Health Program Design3 Credits
SPH-S 650 -or- SPH-X 650Metrics in Safety Management -OR- 650 Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health3 Credits

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