bypass navigation
bypass navigationChildren's HealthNational Institute of Occupational Safety and Health - Education and Research CenterEnvironmental HealthOccupational HealthGlobal Health
Contact UsFunding OpportunitiesGive to GLC
UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago; School of Public Health, people serving people

Global Program in Occupational Health (GPOPH)

…is an internet-based, instructor-led distance-learning program for professionals in either occupational health services or occupational hygiene.

After 6 years, GPOHP has successfully certified more than 100 professionals from around the globe to:

  • Identify, assess and manage physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, psychosocial hazards at work.
  • Identify, evaluate, prevent, and manage occupational illnesses and injuries. 
  • Plan and evaluate intervention programs; control exposure to hazardous substances; select personal protective equipment.
Occupational Health
Occupational Hygiene

For physicians and nurses who deliver occupational health services to in companies or governments

For engineers, managers, and technicians who work in occupational safety, health, and hygiene

Course 701
Foundations of Occupational Safety, Health & Hygiene Practice

Sep 7 - Nov 15, 2015


Course 702A
Occupational Medicine & Health Surveillance

Jan 4 - Mar 13, 2016


Course 702B
Occupational Hygiene & Engineering Risk Control

Jan 4 - Mar 13, 2016



Course 703
Management of Occupational Safety, Health & Hygiene Programs

Mar 28 - Jun 5, 2016



Participants will receive a "Certificate" of successful completion for each individual course.  After completion of all three courses, participants will receive the "Global Certificate in Occupational Health Practice" from the School of Public Health  at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA

Occupational Health Certification
Participants can also receive 100 Continuing Medical Education credits.

Occupational Hygiene Certification
Participants can also receive credits towards the "International Occupational Hygiene Certificate-Intermediate Level" of OHTA (Occupational Hygiene Training Association).



"The course has brought us abreast with up to date protocols helping to improve the quality of OH at the workplace. The hands-on practical work in the form of checklists and assessments has sharpened our skills. Use of Internet in OH helped broaden my perspective and has helped me deal with questions and reservations that might come up when handling an Occupational Health case at work. This has also been a really great opportunity for me to properly train for and understand ergonomic assessments which were new to me. I have used this knowledge to better identify the ergonomic problems at my workplace. I have tried to alleviate some by creating better awareness and trainings. Others I am looking to improve in the long run with support from the management."

Syeda Tahira Naeem, M.D., Occupational Health Specialist, Karachi, Pakistan

Read more testimonials here.