- Special and Advanced Courses – these are independent courses covering a range of topics in the field of workplace health and safety, human resources, and labour-management relations.
The Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) uses a distributed learning format and online technologies to enable students to complete most of their course work at a time and place that is most convenient for them, and to schedule the number of courses per semester that works best for them.
Each offering takes place over the course of one week, requiring participants to read the course manual, participate in the online discussion forum on at least four or five days during the course of the week, and complete and submit an assignment. The course is instructor-led by an expert in the particular topic area being presented, who not only has a minimum of a graduate degree in their field but must also have practical experience related to Disability Management and Return to Work. Upon successful completion of the course, the University provides the participant with a transcript for 12 continuing education hours.