Ensuring safety is more than a one-person job; it’s built on partnership and trust. At Eastern Kentucky University, you can benefit from the lasting relationships we’ve built in the national and global safety communities. Whether it’s earning credit for safety training or securing an internship with one of our various partners, our connections can be your connections.

Our industry affiliations allow you to receive course credit toward your degree if you meet the necessary requirements. These training-for-credit programs are a way for you to boost your professional credentials and complete your degree sooner.

OSHA

BSOS: You can earn 3 credit hours for every 150 hours of contact time from numerous training course offerings. A total of 12 credit hours for 600 contact hours are possible.

MS SSEM: You can also qualify for up to 6 hours upon completion of 240 hours of OTI training and two topical seminar courses.

United States Fire Administration

You can earn up to 6 credit hours upon the successful completion of the Executive Fire Officers (EFO) program and upon acceptance into the MS SSEM program.

National Safety Management Society

You can earn up to 3 credit hours for certificates of completion of the Certified Safety Technician (CST) and Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS) upon acceptance into the MS SSEM program.

Loss Prevention Foundation

EKU accepts certificates of completion of the LP Certified and LP Qualified Program upon acceptance into the MS SSEM program.

U.S. Army

You can earn college credit for up to 6 credit hours toward your MS SSEM for successful completion of the 240-hour Civilian Personnel program (known as the CP-12 program).

Make the most of your work experience

Before 2015, training courses from the OSHA Training Institute and other organizations had not been recognized with college-level credit. EKU has made it possible for professional experience, professional certifications and training to be recognized at the collegiate level. Document your work in the field, send us a portfolio of your experience, and you may be eligible to earn BSOS credit.

Internship Agreements

If you’re pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety, or any of our MS SSEM concentrations, an internship can be your gateway to new and exciting professional opportunities. Through our partnerships we’ve been able to place our students with some of the world’s largest companies including:

In addition, EKU’s Career Development and Placement office can assist you in identifying and pursuing job opportunities in the safety industry.