Aug 12, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Public and Environmental Wellness


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Environmental Health and Safety Program

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is a specified branch of the health engineering professions, focusing on environmental protection and occupational safety. The EHS profession applies fundamental exposure assessment techniques (both qualitative and quantitative) for environmental health protection, particularly, the physiological and/or toxicological interactions of physical, chemical, biological, mechanical, electrical and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors with the human body.

A one-semester internship in the senior year of the program provides students with first-hand field experience in the practice of environmental health and safety. Internship placements are approved and monitored by the program director and include manufacturing, insurance, health care, energy and engineering, construction, service, consulting, labor, and government organizations.

High-achieving students who would like to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time than would be required if the two degrees were done independently should pursue the EHS B.S. to Master’s of Science in Safety Management 4+1.

Wellness and Health Promotion Program

The Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) program prepares entry-level employment in a variety of health, commercial, industrial, government, hospital, community and non-profit organizations. A parallel secondary function of the WHP program prepares students for entry to graduate programs of study in fields such as exercise science, health education, human resources, public health, and related professional and medical fields such as a second degree in nursing, physician assistant, or medicine. 

High-achieving students who would like to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time than would be required if the two degrees were done independently should pursue the WHP to MPH 4+1, combined bachelor/master degree program. Additionally, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing have partnered to create the Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) to Accelerated Second-Degree (ASD) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pathway. .

Schedule of classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

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