The Schools and Colleges of UMass Amherst offer a rich diversity of programs and classes in a variety of different fields – business to nursing, engineering to sustainable agriculture, and beyond. Explore a variety of classes, professional degree and certificate programs that are offered online, in-person, or in blended format. Visit the Continuing and Professional Education website to learn more.
Environmental Health and Safety
Any person who works in an area that has the potential to injure a person or can cause damage to property and/or the environment needs to receive training. EHS (The Department of Environmental Health & Safety) provides classroom trainings and online learning (OWL Online Web-based Learning).
Support for faculty development: The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) supports all faculty at every career stage through workshops and resources for their successful onboarding, research/creative work, scholarly writing, mentoring networks, leadership skills, and career advancement.
Support for teaching: The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports faculty across all career stages and disciplines with programs and resources focused on student-centered teaching, course and curriculum design, intercultural competency, leadership, and more.
Fitness and Wellness
Enhance your fitness and wellness through UMass Campus Recreation. A vast variety of programs, classes, and resources are available throughout the year.
Additionally, the Department of Kinesiology operates the campus' Body Shop Fitness Center in the Totman building. This fitness center serves as a teaching lab and gym.
Specific training and education opportunities are designed for frontline workers through The Partnership for Worker Education – includes maintainers, trade workers, and clerks to professional, technical and support staff. The courses range from basic computer skills to high level computer applications; “next step” classes that develop professional interpersonal skills and valuable leadership skills; and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes.
Online Courses through Lynda.com
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