Occupational Toxicology

Now enrolling for classes starting Fall 2024.

In today’s complex world, understanding the impacts of toxins in the workplace has never been more crucial. The online graduate certificate in Occupational Toxicology provides working professionals across medical fields, safety inspection, and industry with advanced knowledge to identify, assess and mitigate chemical risks.

This leading-edge program builds directly on clinical toxicology principles, delivering specialized occupational context often missing from traditional healthcare training. Whether preventing exposures, treating overexposures, or implementing safety protocols, students will gain indispensable skills for protecting worker health and safety.

Set yourself apart in this rapidly growing niche by seizing one of the limited educational opportunities nationwide. Distinguish your expertise, prepare for emerging careers, and elevate your professional impact with our innovative Occupational Toxicology online graduate certificate today.

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Career Outlook

Significant job growth within the medical scientist field, which includes toxicology roles, is projected in multiple areas of the healthcare industry. This upward trajectory in demand spans various occupations like nursing, management, laboratory work, research analysis, and more. With their specialized expertise increasingly valued across sectors, occupational toxicologists can anticipate abundant career opportunities in the coming years.

Degree Completion

Upon completion of the 12-credit certificate program, students will receive a University of Florida Graduate Certificate in Occupational Toxicology. This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national and international students. 

Course Progression

Required Courses

Course # Course Title Credits Spring Summer Fall
PHA 6556 Introduction to Clinical Toxicology 3
PHA 6533 Epidemiology & Biostatistics in Clinical Toxicology 3
PHA 6532 Occupational Toxicology 3
VME 6602 General Toxicology 3

Course Syllabus Catalog

The general course policies and the most recent course syllabus catalog are available as a PDF for download here.

Graduation Requirements

In order to earn this certificate, students must complete all required courses with a grade of C or higher and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must apply to graduate in their final term.