Colombia has made great strides in the area of occupational hazards, in order to provide greater support to institutions in the protection of occupational accidents and, likewise, occupational diseases. It is precisely the occupational doctor, the professional who is in charge of an important responsibility when it comes to assuming the organizational and system guidelines, in terms of worker protection, against occupational diseases and, likewise, understanding these scenarios for the creation of new proposals in favor of improving working conditions.

Therefore, CES University offers the Occupational Health and Safety program exclusively for the medical union, in order to prepare our professionals with experiences and knowledge that allow them to contribute to a growing world, the world of occupational health. .

Our program covers important topics both for labor relations, such as physical impacts or risks in the workplace, such as: ethics, work physiology, risk matrix, industrial hygiene.
With a focus on different areas such as occupational dermatosis, physical environment, pulmonology and Occupational Toxicology.

Some of our subjects deal with neuropsychiatry, musculoskeletal injuries, rehabilitation and job rehabilitation, all developed from research.

Enter the study plan

Know our rates and dates for the year 2021-1

Registration: Until November 25, 2020
Interviews: Until November 25, 2020. They must be requested from the Faculty of Medicine from registration on the phone (4) 4440555 ext. 1351 or to the email
Publication of results: December 1, 2020. The results can be consulted on the web portal
Tuition Payment: Until December 16, 2020
Classes start: January 31, 2021
Registration PIN cost: $ 163,000 COP
Total cost per semester: $ 7,770,000 COP

Documentation required for the registration process:

· A copy of the minutes of undergraduate
Copy of diploma
· Copy of the identity document (extended to 150%)
· Photo size 3 x 4 color, white background

NOTE: Previous documents or photocopies do not need to be authenticated.

Those forms in which false information is verified, or that are not fully filled out, will not be considered.

You will not be able to carry out the interview if you come to it without the minimum required documentation .

Program coordinator
Diego Fernando Hurtado Guzman
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1721

Do you want to know more?Write to us

Program assistant
Sandra Milena Cadavid Zapata
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1351

of the applicant

Our applicants are general practitioners and specialists.

Why choose
this program

Our program is recognized for academic excellence in the professional environment.


Our specialists will focus on the interest in occupational risks to help workers.

The specialization aims to invite general practitioners and specialists to address Occupational Health and Safety, in order to strengthen their knowledge and skills in medicine, aimed at a more specific focus: the country's workers.

Our Occupational Health and Safety program is designed by understanding the current dynamics in terms of occupational hazards, their trends and high-value concepts, in order to provide the specialist with a real, but also visionary, approach to the future of the area. . Likewise, our teachers have not only accompanied us for many years in our processes of

training, but they also work in important companies that can offer them highly valuable experiences for understanding all labor dynamics. Additionally, our program has accompanied the country for many years, which is why it has built a solid scaffolding in the formation of this exquisite specialist profile.

Our graduates are able to:

• Enter into areas of Occupational Medicine with the ability to attend to the different aspects related to occupational disease.
• Develop competencies to manage the area of Health at work with the capacity to attend to the different aspects that tend to maintain adequate health in workers.
• Participate and propose promotion and prevention actions.
• Play an important role in the Occupational Health and Safety Management system.

• Play an active role in the process of retraining and reinstatement of work.
• Develop Occupational evaluation activities, a role in high demand today in our environment.
• Acquire knowledge related to epidemiology and research on occupational hazards so that, with the completion of the degree work, a high value contribution is made to the academy related to occupational medicine.
• Obtain general knowledge of the current Colombian environment, which allows the development of public policies to achieve government objectives on occupational hazards.


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process at our University.


Know the job fields where you can work after graduating from CES University.

and scholarships

We offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

You must approve all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee. In addition, it requires:

1. To have presented the current evidence that the State determines to be mandatory.
2. Present a certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.

3. The payment of the degree rights, established in the pecuniary rights.
4. Have approved the degree or research work.
5. Peace and safe with the University for all concepts.

• Public or private companies from different economic sectors.
• Director of Occupational Health and Safety programs nationwide and as a member of medical boards and committees on occupational hazards.
• Responsible for conducting occupational examinations and investigation of work accidents in public or private companies in different economic sectors.
• Consultant or advisor in Occupational Health and Safety.

• Teacher in higher education or technological institutions.
• Support for Labor Risk Administrators, to be a participant in their different consultancies and processes.
• Participation in government companies for the creation and support of public policies.
• Promotion of research, as a process of creating academic and scientific value.

For financing we have agreements with:
CES Educational Strengthening Program
Pichincha Bank
Sapiencia Fund
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)

We have our own scholarships and in alliance with the following entities:
Public entities

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We offer spaces and programs for the personal and collective development of the CES community. Plus

Discounts with
entities in agreement

These are the economic benefits that we have with different companies and organizations. Plus

of languages

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Legal information of the program

Program name:
Specialization in Safety and Health at Work

Program modality:

Program type:

SNIES code:

Qualified Registration:
Resolution 4857 of April 7, 2014


Title awarded:
Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Total cost per semester:
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