Occupational Therapy at Pacific University

Ergonomic Training


Workplace Ergonomics: Understanding and Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries


Course Description

This material has been developed to increase awareness about ergonomic issues with a goal of improving the health, safety, and job satisfaction of our workforce.  Although the course was developed specifically for university academic program leaders and departmental supervisors, it contains valuable information for all university employees.

The course is presented in PowerPoint 2003 format and requires download to your computer.  After viewing the materials, we invite you to take a brief survey in order to provide your feedback.

After completion, participants should be able to answer:

Part I

What are musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s)?

What are the signs and symptoms that someone might have a MSD?

LAUNCH PART I (recommended), or download Part I to your computer

Part II

What are the risk factors within the workplace that contribute to MSD’s?

LAUNCH PART II (recommended), or download Part II to your computer

Part III

How can the risks for injury be reduced?

How do employees report an injury and/or request an ergonomic evaluation?

LAUNCH PART III (recommended), or download Part III to your computer


Please take 5 minutes to complete a brief survey and provide your feedback on the accessibility and usefulness of this course.

This material was developed by occupational therapy students Margaret Nuesca and Karen Traicoff.  For questions or comments, please contact Tiffany Boggis, MBA, OTR/L, at boggisdl@pacificu.edu


Admission Facts

Program Size & Selectivity

Enrollment is limited to 30 students. Admission is highly selective.

Application Deadline

January 15

Program Length

31 months
(starts in August)

Admissions Decisions