Virtual Instructor-led

Course credits: 2.6
Course contact hours: 26
Seats available: 9

Class description

Total Worker Health®: Advancing Well-Being in the Workplace

September 17 - October 29, 2024

Join us in a combined learning environment that includes 6 weeks of self-paced learning and two days of live, virtual, Instructor-led learning on Total Worker Health®.

Total Worker Health is a comprehensive approach that ensures that policies, programs, and practices are well-integrated in an organization to protect workers from different work-related safety and health hazards and promote worker well-being. This course is designed to equip working professionals to apply the Total Worker Health approach in their own organization and to communicate with various stakeholders about its value. It focuses on evidence-informed solutions rooted in safety science, occupational health psychology, and human and organizational performance goals. 

This 26- hour course involves completing 8 hours of virtual instructor-led class time and 18 hours of self-paced e-learning over a period of 6 weeks. Enrolled participants are required to follow the sequence of the self-paced modules using Canvas Learning Management System and to attend two pre-scheduled virtual instructor-led sessions using Zoom Video Conference format. Class sizes are small to allow unique attention to each participant's needs and one-on-one interaction with the instructors (maximum 20 students). No prior knowledge of Total Worker Health is required, but enrolled students should be familiar with the field of occupational health and safety. This course is offered twice a year: in the Spring and the Fall.

View the Course Flyer

This course serves as the key required course for individuals enrolling in the joint UW DEOHS CE/OHWC Total Worker Health Certificate Program. Individuals not seeking the TWH Certificate may enroll and attend the course as a standalone.

View the Total Worker Health Certificate Program flyer

Schedule: September 17 to October 29, 2024

  • September 17 to October 8, 2024: 10 hours self-paced modules 

  • October 8, 2024 – 1pm to 4pm PST: Virtual Instructor-led session 

  • October 8 to October 29, 2024: 8 hours self-paced modules 

  • October 29, 2024- 9am to 3pm PST: Virtual Instructor-led session and course completion

Audience: Health and safety professionals and any other professionals intersecting with occupational health, such as human resources, labor, risk management, etc.  Some attendees may have greater knowledge about workplace safety and health, or other programs and practices such as worker compensation, health promotion and risk management.


Katia Costa-Black

Katia Costa-Black, PT, PhD (she/her)

Senior Manager for Education and Partnerships, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health & Science University & Oregon Health Workforce Center

Tori Crain, PhD (she/her)

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Portland State University

Liu-Qin (LQ) Yang, PhD (she/her/hers)

Professor of Psychology, Portland State University



Connectivity requirements to attend the class:

  (1) a high speed internet connection

  (2) a desktop or laptop computer from which to work, i.e. a cellphone connection is insufficient

  (3) an active webcam or onboard camera

  (4) an active audio connection via either a computer microphone or separate telephone connection

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event you cannot attend the course, there are a few options -- you can either cancel your registration, transfer your registration to another course, or transfer your registration to another person. If you choose to cancel, we must receive your cancellation in writing with at least 1 week notice, and a refund will be issued minus a $100 cancellation fee. If you do not cancel and are a no-show for the course, your tuition fee is forfeited. If you choose to transfer your registration, please state the course you are transferring out of, and the course you are transferring into. Transferring to another course is permitted only twice per course registration. If you are unable to attend the course after the second transfer, the above cancellation policy applies.