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Wichita State University

16 December 2014

Dear Dr. Louis Freund:

I am pleased to inform you that the Human Factors/Ergonomics program at San Jose State University is accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for the period of January, 2015, through January, 2021.

As a reminder, I suggest that you prepare for renewal of accreditation during the last year of this period.

Congratulations on your achievement!


Barbara S. Chaparro, Ph.D.
Chair, Accreditation Committee
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

CC: James Smith, Kim Vu, Lynn Strother

SJSU's Interdisciplinary Human Factors & Ergonomics Graduate Program


The San Jose State University Human Factors and Ergonomics Master's Degree Program is an interdisciplinary degree program that prepares students for practice in their emerging profession through a course sequence that emphasizes theory,
practical applications, and research.

Human Factors/ Ergonomics students take a group of five core courses from several different San Jose State University departments and elective courses in topics of their choosing. The program culminates in a major project or thesis. Courses in this program are usually offered in the evening, allowing students to complete the program on a full or part-time basis.

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  A Definition of Human Factors
Tower Hall Human Factors/Ergonomics is the discipline concerned with the development and application of human system interface technology to systems analysis design and evaluation. This technology encompasses human machine (hardware ergonomics), human task, (workplace ergonomics) human environment, (human environment ergonomics) and organizational-machine (macro-ergonomics) interfaces. Practitioners are engaged in developing design specifications, guidelines, methods, and tools. They also apply human-system interface technology to ensure that work systems are compatible with the characteristics of the human who operate, maintain or otherwise interact with them. Their efforts include improving the operability, maintainability, usability, comfort, safety and health characteristics of systems to improve the human and system effectiveness and to reduce the potential of injury and error.
Adapted from remarks published by H. Holbrook, 1995-96 President, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
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Inspired by His Sister, Spartan Designs App

"It all began with a Spartan’s sister, who needed a good way to track data that would help keep her and her baby healthy through a difficult pregnancy.

That simple observation, by graduate student Jarad Bell, ’15 Human Factors, inspired plans for a new app recently accepted to the second round of a prestigious international design competition.

“The competition received 65 submissions from around the world and their manuscript was selected as one of the top 12,” wrote Assistant Professor Jeremiah Still of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Program."

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