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Master's Concentration Options

Global Health Concentration

This concentration is offered to students in any Master's program. 
The Global Health Concentration is designed to educate students about global health issues and provide an opportunity for practical field experience. The concentration promotes multidisciplinary prevention over treatment and community-based service over institutional care. Requirements are to complete two additional classes and a substantive overseas internship or service. Serving in the Peace Corps may fulfill this overseas requirement. For more information, speak to the Office of Global Affairs or an academic advisor.

Occupational Health Nursing Concentration

This concentration is offered as an extension of the Adult Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner programs, and contains all content and clinical experiences required for certification as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner and as an Occupational Health Nurse, including over 500 hours of supervised practicum experience in primary care and occupational health services. The Occupational Health Nursing concentration may be added to the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Master's program and the Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Master's program.


Occupational and environmental health nursing education fuses theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of nursing, public health, and business to provide essential training for those who will occupy professional positions in creating and maintaining a safe and healthful work environment.
The occupational health nursing concentration at the University of Michigan is part of the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering.  This education and research center, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), offers traineeships in the form of tuition support and stipends to eligible students.


  • Provide for and deliver health and safety programs and services to workers, worker populations, and community groups. 
  • Promotion and restoration of health, the prevention of illness and injury, and protection against work-related injuries and environmental hazards.


Applicants to the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner programs may elect the Occupational Health Nursing concentration. Submit a Concentration Election Form to the Admissions and Records office. If accepted, an experienced faculty advisor will help determine the sequencing of concentration coursework. The concentration requires 15 credits of additional coursework in addition to all required courses.
Please contact us with questions. 


The 15 credit hours include interdisciplinary occupational health and public health courses, such as occupational and environmental health, occupational diseases, ergonomics, and safety.
Courses Required for the
Occupational Health Concentration
Course Number

Course Name

Course CreditsTerm Offered
EHS603Occupational & Environmental Diseases3Winter
EHS601Exposure Science and Health3Fall
IOE552/EHS539Occupational Safety or equivalent or N591 Occ Safety for Nurses2-3Fall/TBD
EHS556Occupational Ergonomics2Winter
N572Current and Emerging Issues in Occupational Health Nursing2Spring/Summer
EHS510Responsible Conduct of Research1Fall and Winter
EHS668Professional Seminar1Winter