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Occupational & Industrial Orthopedic Center Education

The Graduate Program in Ergonomics and Biomechanics at NYU, housed in NYU Langone Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center, offers a PhD degree in ergonomics and biomechanics, an MS degree in ergonomics and biomechanics, and a nondegree advanced certificate in ergonomics for students wishing to take courses for academic or professional development.

Students in our programs learn the basic principles of ergonomics and biomechanics. These concepts can be readily applied to the prevention of injury and the management of musculoskeletal health through workplace design, sports performance, and the use of proper equipment.

Since its inception in 1960, the program has trained students from around the world with various backgrounds and research interests. As a student in our program, you learn to communicate with interprofessional groups and apply solutions to problems in an array of industries.

Distinctive Program Features

The distinctive features of the Graduate Program in Ergonomics and Biomechanics offer exceptional benefits to our students.

Exploration of Combined Sciences

This is the only accredited degree program that combines the fields of ergonomics and biomechanics. It seamlessly integrates these two disciplines to provide the skills necessary for recognition and management of human factors that influence people and their behavior and biomechanical problems.

Successful Career Preparation

Our graduates have successfully pursued or enhanced their careers in many fields, including laboratory engineering, research coordination, clinical consulting, healthcare services, and occupational health and safety. Because of the program’s multidisciplinary nature, our students are marketable in a variety of industries, such as biomedical manufacturing, product design, insurance, healthcare, health and safety, and disability management.

A Distinguished Faculty

The program is recognized for its multidisciplinary faculty, an internationally recognized group of researchers and clinicians who have expertise in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders in clinical and workplace settings.

Members of our faculty participate in innovative work with research facilities in the United States and abroad and publish numerous scholarly works in related areas of study.

Unique Partnerships

The program is a member of the New York-New Jersey Education and Research Center in Federal Region 2 of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This partnership provides special benefits to students, including tuition awards and research support and exposure to interprofessional dialogue on an array of occupational health and safety challenges in various industries.

We are also a member of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium, which offers eligible doctoral candidates the opportunity to take graduate courses at participating universities throughout the greater New York area to complement their studies.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Ali Sheikhzadeh, PhD, director of research and education, at ali.sheikhzadeh@nyu.edu, or Shira Schecter-Weiner, PhD, PT, coordinator of the MS program, at ssw219@nyu.edu.