The Department of Psychology offers a Supporting Program in Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) for Ph.D. students in psychology.
The OHP Supporting Program is relevant both for students interested in academic/ research positions and careers as applied practitioners.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with:
What is Occupational Health Psychology?
Occupational Health Psychology is an emerging field within the discipline of psychology. Broadly defined, OHP involves the application of psychological principles to improving the quality of worklife and promoting the safety, health, and well-being of people at work.
Researchers and practitioners in OHP work to identify the sources and consequences of stressors and/or dysfunctional behavior in the work place. Areas of study include:
The OHP Supporting Program (12-15 credits) curriculum includes interdisciplinary coursework that can be drawn from a variety of departments including Psychology, Occupational and Environmental Health, Speech Communications, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Educational Psychology, and Kinesiology.
Public Health Requirements:
Other Electives Students May Complete:
Dr. Jo-Ida C. Hansen, Counseling Psychology Area, directs the Occupational Health Psychology Program.
Students completing the OHP Supporting Program will be prepared to enter a variety of settings both as researchers and applied practitioners. Graduates may find employment in:
The OHP Supporting Program is available to students who have been admitted into a Ph.D. program in the Department of Psychology.
For details about admission requirements and application materials to the Department's Graduate Programs, please visit the Graduate Program and Admissions website at http://www.psych.umn.edu/grad/.
Jo-Ida C. Hansen
N556 Elliott Hall