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Safety Management, MS in Applied Health Science

Master of Science in Applied Health Science

Protecting the American workforce, the general public, and the environment from injury 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 of controlling hazards with 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 such topics as safety education, safety training strategies, research in health, kinesiology, and recreation, safety management in business and industry, workplace safety behavior, safety standards for industry and construction, risk assessment and compliance, safety performance measures and leadership, and safety and health program design.

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

  • Chief safety officer 
  • Corporate safety director 
  • Employee safety and health director
  • Environmental health and safety manager 
  • 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; however, you complete a practicum in safety education and a capstone experience in safety management.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Public health core courses (3 credit hours) 
  • Safety core courses (24 credit hours) 
  • Practicum and capstone courses (3 credit hours) 


  • SHP-X 505Principles and Foundations of Public Health 3 Credits
  • 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 632Managing Occupational Health Programs3 Credits
  • SPH-S 697Safety Management Practicum2 Credits
  • SPH-S 698Capstone Experience in Safety Management1 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $450.82
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1352.46
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $540.98
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1622.94
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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