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What will I learn?

Students develop the knowledge and technical skills required to create, implement and evaluate corporate health and safety programs and systems focused on the prevention of occupational injury, illness, and loss.

The focus of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills required to develop, implement, and evaluate corporate occupational health and safety programs and systems focused on loss control. By focusing on real-world issues and practical training, students learn to manage the impact of biological, physical, chemical, and ergonomic hazards.

This program has been reviewed by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) and is acceptable towards Factor 1 Application Criteria and, as a result, students are eligible for a scholarship from the board. Program graduates exceed the BCRSP’s formal education requirement, one of three requirements necessary to challenge the national exam for certification as a CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional).

Students are provided with classroom and lab instruction plus applied learning opportunities in a variety of occupational settings. Advanced curriculum builds on strong technical skills, providing exposure to the many different facets of the OHS profession, including

  • ergonomics
  • risk management
  • construction safety
  • occupational hygiene
  • incident investigation
  • emergency management
  • hazard anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control

Graduates will have the skills necessary to be successful OHS professionals in all industry sectors, including policy development, hazard identification and analysis, implementation and management of control programs, workplace inspections, incident investigation, education and training, and organizational measurement and evaluation. As a result, industrial worksites are safer, injuries are reduced and lives may even be saved.

Occupational health and safety advisors promote the health, safety and well-being of workers and the sustainability of workplaces. They do this by considering the health and safety concerns in the physical work environment, as well as the health, safety and well-being concerns related to the organization of work and the workplace culture. They also evaluate personal health resources in the workplace and explore ways to participate in the community to improve the health of workers, their families and other community members.

Career Options

Graduates work in a variety of industries, including the oil and gas, energy transmission, transportation, forestry, petrochemical, utility, safety, construction, government and health sectors.

Which department am I in?

School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAN $747 per credit; Tuition Cap - CAN $6,985

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020


School of Applied Sciences and Technology

11762 - 106 Street,


Alberta (AB),

T5G 2R1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully Completion of the NAIT’s Business Foundations at 55%. English language requirement: IELST (Academic Format) with the minimum band scores for each component - 6.5 in the Speaking component, 6.0 in the Reading component, 6.0 in the Listening component, 6.0 in the Writing component, TOEFL IBT (Internet Based) - 23 in the Speaking component, 20 in the Reading component, 20 in the Listening component, 20 in the Writing component.

For international students

Applicants must have

  • 60% Grade 12

English Language Proficiency

  • IELTS (Academic Format)
    with minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no band less than 5.0
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
    • Minimum score of 70
  • Completion of the Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLB)
    with minimum test scores for each component
    • 8 in the Speaking component
    • 8 in the Reading component
    • 8 in the Listening component
    • 8 in the Writing component
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
    Minimum score of 85
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
    Minimum overall score of 55
  • TOEFL IBT (Internet Based) Minimum total score of 80 with no individual component below 20
  • TOEFL Paper Based Minimum Score of 550

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About this uni

NAIT focuses on programs that improve employability with an emphasis on practical work-ready skills.

  • NAIT specializes in applied teaching and learning
  • Over 120 programs, including English language training
  • Students from 84 countries
  • NAIT campus was voted #1 in safety by students