SNIES: 103201| Qualified registration: Resolution 4857 of 7 April 2014

Colombia has made great strides in the area of occupational risks, in order to provide greater support to institutions in protecting against occupational accidents and diseases. It is precisely the occupational physician, the professional in charge of an important responsibility at the time of assuming the organizational and systemic guidelines, regarding the protection of the worker, 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 Health and Safety at Work program exclusively for the medical profession, in order to prepare our professionals with experience and knowledge that will allow them to contribute to a growing world, the world of occupational health.

Our program covers important issues for both 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, pneumology and occupational toxicology.

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

Enter the Curriculum

Know our rates and dates

Enrollment: Hasta el 30 de junio de 2020
Interviews: Hasta el 1 de julio de 2020. Se realizarán de manera presencial o virtual dada la contingencia.
Publication of results: 1 de julio de 2020. La lista definitiva de los admitidos aparecerá en la página web.
Payment of registration fees: 1 de julio de 2020. La lista definitiva de los admitidos aparecerá en la página web.
Start of classes: 2 de julio: Un día con Bienestar - 3 de julio: Cátedra CES e inicio de inducción - 4 de julio: Continuación de la inducción
Registration PIN cost: $163.000 COP
Total cost per semester: $7.536.000 COP

Documentation required for the enrollment process:

– Copy of the undergraduate certificate
– Copy of the diploma
– Copy of identity card (extended to 150%)
– Photo size 3 x 4 color, white background

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

Those forms in which the data is proven to be false, or not fully completed, will not be considered.

The interview cannot be held if you come to it without the minimum required documentation.

Program Coordinator
Diego Fernando Hurtado Guzmán
Phone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1721

Do you want to know more? Write us

Program Assistant
Sandra Milena Cadavid Zapata
Phone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1351


Our applicants are professionals in the areas of health, communication and social sciences, among others.

Why Choose
this program?

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


Our specialists will focus on occupational hazards to help workers.

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

Our Occupational Safety and Health program is designed by understanding the current dynamics 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 been with us for many years in

our work in important companies that can offer them experiences of great value for the understanding of all the dynamics of work. Additionally, our program has been accompanying 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:

  • To venture into areas of Occupational Medicine with the capacity to attend to the different aspects related to occupational illness.
  • To develop competencies to manage the area of Health at Work with the capacity to attend the different aspects tending to maintain an adequate health in the workers.
  • To participate and propose promotion and prevention actions.
  • To play an important role in the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
  • To play an active role in the process of readjustment and return to work.
  • To develop activities of Occupational evaluations, a role of high demand today in our environment.
  • Acquire knowledge related to epidemiology and research in occupational risks so that, with the completion of the degree work, a high value contribution is given to the academy related to occupational medicine.
  • Obtain general knowledge of the current Colombian environment, which allows the development of public policies for the achievement of government objectives in occupational hazards.


Learn about the requirements needed to access the degree process at our University.


Find out about 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 pass all curriculum subjects and specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotion Committee. In addition, it is required:

1. Have submitted the evidence in force that the State determines to be obligatory.
2. Submit the certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.

3. The payment of grade rights, as set out in the pecuniary rights.
4. Approval of the work of the grade or research.
5. Be in good standing with the University for every concept.

  • Public or private companies from different economic sectors.
  • Director of Occupational Safety and Health programs at a national level and as a member of medical boards and committees on occupational hazards.
  • Responsible for the performance of occupational examinations and the investigation of accidents at work in public or private companies in different economic sectors.
  • Consultant or advisor in Safety and Health at Work.
  • Teaching in higher education or technological institutions.
  • Support for the Administrators in Labor Risks, to be part of 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:
Bank of Bogotá
Sapiencia Fund
Pichincha Bank
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)
Helm Bank

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

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cultural academics

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Legal information of the program

Name of the program:
Specialization in Occupational Safety and Health

Program mode:

Type of program:


Qualified Registration:
Resolution 4857 of April 7, 2014


Title granted:
Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Total cost per semester:
$7.536.000 COP

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