A few of the many benefits of UFred's SHEM program:
Our online Diploma in Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) is designed for existing safety practitioners and is the first diploma level program offered online at this academic level. Students will find themselves stretched by new critical thinking skills and bring a much richer professional perspective to their daily practice.
Our SHEM program provides students with the knowledge required to develop, implement, and evaluate occupational health and safety programs and systems in the workplace. Demand for competent health and safety practitioners is increasing steadily and is forecast to accelerate in the future. In today’s competitive workforce, practitioners must bring not just life experience and motivation, but real, tangible educational credentials and skills.
UFred's Online Ecosystem
Our 100% online environment means low training costs, reductions in training time, elimination of travel requirements, plus improvement in staff retention and productivity. With no bricks and mortar campus to maintain, our low overhead translates to cost savings for our students.
Freedom to Learn
The open registration format of the CHSEP program frees you from traditional academic calendar schedules, giving you the flexibility to learn when it best suits your schedule. Everything you need to accomplish the learning objectives is provided via internet delivery.
Students at the University of Fredericton receive the same high-quality education, networking opportunities, and collaboration obtained from an on-campus program. Students interact with professors and peers on an ongoing basis.
UFred offers online resources for its students to take advantage of, including a library and bookstore to assist in the efficiency and learning of each program. In addition, personal support is provided through the presence of UFred advisors, peer support, and instructor office hours.
All students begin the program with six core of six required courses and two elective courses.
Organizational Dynamics (SHEM 111)
Ergonomics Foundations (ERG 112)
Psycho-Social Hazards (SHEM 113)
Environmental Management (SHEM 114)
Risk Assessment (SHEM 115)
Disability Management Introduction (IDMP 311)
Advanced Ergonomics (ERG 221)
Disability Management Essential Program Elements (IDMP 312)
Effective Communication and Interviewing (IDMP 315)
Modern Training Systems (SHEM 222)
Canadian OHS Law (SHEM 224)
Program Tuition & Fees
2020-2021 Academic Year (CAD)
Tuition for the full SHEM program is $5,120 and can be paid all at once or;
Pay by course – each course is $620.
In addition to tuition, there is a $20 library access fee for each course. It grants students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to our comprehensive online library resources. The online library provides students access to texts, articles, publications, and additional resources.
There are no additional fees for international students
Providing Affordable Education For Working Professionals
At UFred we know that it’s possible to deliver high-quality education while still being affordable. As a fully-online university, we don’t incur the cost of building and maintaining a campus. We are 100% focused on delivering quality education and providing personal student support, advanced technologies, and industry-leading instructors.
Focused on Delivering Academic Excellence
Faculty with Industry Experience
UFred has long prided itself on being a leading educator of Occupational Health and Safety professionals. Developed in consultation with an extensive number of leading OHS professionals, our programs help students learn to contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of their organizations.
Program Advisory Council
The PAC is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program-related matters such as trends in the pertaining industry, discipline or profession, learning objectives, curriculum, teaching methodology, and program review.
UFred is committed to working with leaders in academia who are driven to advance our business programs in an online environment. Our academic leadership team is constantly striving to improve our programs, find industry-leading instructors, and build meaningful academic partnerships.
Our SHEM program requires applicants have:
A valid Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) Designation or a University of Fredericton approved Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety*.
A strong understanding of the English language and business writing.
*This OHS Certificate must be equivalent to a minimum of 300 hours of directly related health and safety education.
One of the following must be sent to the University of Fredericton:
An official transcript confirming the completion of an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate with a minimum of 300 hours, mailed directly from the college or university;
Your CRSP designation number.
Photocopies of certificates and transcripts are not acceptable documentation.
Basic computer abilities
Access to a reliable internet connection
A device with internet browsing capabilities
MS Office Suite
Complete the Online Application
Complete the Credit Card Form
*Once the Online Application form is completed, applicants will receive an email containing the Credit Card Form.
Prior Learning Assessment
Through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, potential students of the SHEM program have an opportunity to receive credit for related previous learning.
To apply for a Prior Learning Assessment, contact the Recruitment Department by email: email@example.com
An Initial assessment fee of $150 will be required. For each course you wish to exempt, there is a $100 fee and you will be required to provide:
A detailed résumé*;
Transcripts from any training institutions you attended;
Copies of any professional certifications you received;
Syllabi from any related courses you have taken;
Any other relevant documentation that provides evidence of your learning.
*For consideration of learning through work experience and other background learning, you must supply a detailed résumé that includes all education and training as well as positions held and areas of responsibility for each.