Post-Baccalaureate in Occupational Health & Safety Management

Program Snapshot

Gain Expertise in Global OH&S Management

Cape Breton University recognizes the inherent challenges of maintaining proper health and safety in today’s ever-evolving workplace. With CBU’s Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Management, students will gain the managerial skills necessary for effective management of occupational health, safety and risk across various disciplines in the Canadian and global context.

Students will gain competencies to provide coaching and guidance and the abilities to identify, assess and communicate on matters relating to occupational health, safety and organizational risk. The diploma further provides an introduction to approaches for working with various stakeholders, workplace diversity, human rights and working within an Indigenous context.

Upon graduation from the OH&S Management diploma, students will be prepared for roles in any industry; particularly the public sector and compliance services, business and insurance project management and construction, safety supervision, environmental industry, oil and gas and many more roles where advanced education in these areas is highly valued and in demand.

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What is the tuition for this program?

These numbers are an estimate for planning purposes only.
These numbers include the full two (2) years of tuition & fees.

Sample Courses

  • MGMT-5605 Human Resources Management
  • PUBH-5331 Occupational Health & Safety Management I
  • MGMT- 5634 Industrial Relations
  • PUBH-5136 Organizational Risk Management

Why study at CBU?

CBU’s School of Education and Health is comprised of experienced, dedicated faculty and staff who are ingrained within Cape Breton’s diverse healthcare community.  As a university with students from more than 55 countries, CBU proudly offers the chance for students to work and learn within varied groups and teams. Carefully designed case studies, projects, presentations and peer critiques foster this diverse environment and the chance to learn from not only sector professionals, but peers as well.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Develop an advanced understanding of occupational health, safety, and organizational risk applicable to any industry.
  • Gain strategies and methods for developing collaborative relationships among stakeholders to achieve greater health, safety and risk outcomes and to better inform culturally responsive approaches.
  • Develop competencies to provide coaching and guidance and the abilities to identify, assess and communicate on matters relating to occupational health, safety and organizational risk.

Possible Career Paths

  • Corporate Health and Safety Manager
  • Governmental Occupational Health and Safety Inspector
  • Health Risk Manager
  • Health Safety and Environment Manager or Coordinator (HSE)
  • Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator/Officer
  • Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager or Coordinator (SHEQ)
  • Wellness Coordination Manager

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • 12-week work placement or
  • Capstone project that reflects real-world knowledge

Admission Requirements

General Requirements

  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited university
  • Submit scanned original copies of transcript
  • Submit scanned original copy of degree completion certificate
  • Obtained an overall undergraduate average of 75% Canadian equivalent or higher
  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.

General Requirements

  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited university
  • Submit scanned original copies of transcript
  • Submit scanned original copy of degree completion certificate
  • Obtained an overall undergraduate average of 75% Canadian equivalent or higher
  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU: