Ergonomists ensure that the design of products, tasks and work methods is compatible with human characteristics and maximizes safety, efficiency and well-being. It is a multi-disciplinary field that encompasses: biological and life sciences such as biomechanics, kinesiology and medicine; behavioural and social sciences such as psychology, sociology and anthropology; technical sciences such as systems design, mathematical modelling and operations research. (alis)

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The University of Manitoba does not offer a specialized degree program in Ergonomics. Students with an interest in this field may wish to consider a specialized program. Or, students may start by studying in a related discipline (Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Engineering, Psychology, etc.).  When planning your pathway, it is important to note the education and certification requirements for specific areas within this field.  View job postings and/or speak with employers to support this process.

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