Open the door to an exciting career in diverse settings! Concordia University of Edmonton’s 15-month Environmental Health (After Degree) allows you to enter careers in provincial and federal government, private industry, and as consultants.
In the program, students take science (health, social, and physical), ethics, and environmental health legislation courses, and benefit from a 12-week field placement. Please note that ENVH561 (Field Experience in Public Health Inspection) is not available to international students.
You will analyze case studies that focus on employer needs and the changing field. Upon completion of this program, you will be well-versed in topics related to the health of communities as a whole.
What is Environmental Health?
Environmental Health is the practice protecting public health by applying relevant provincial legislation and providing supports to mitigating the physical, chemical, and biological risks found in the natural and man-made environment.
Environmental Health professionals are focused on prevention, consultation, investigation, communicable disease control and health promotion activities aimed at ensuring safe and healthy:
– Water supplies
– Food establishments
– Personal service facilities
– Swimming pools and recreational water
– Housing: rental swellings, long term care and childcare facilities.
Potential Career Opportunities
Potential career opportunities with an Environmental Health After Degree:
– Public health inspector
– Environmental health officer
– Infection prevention & control officer/specialist
– Food safety and quality assurance manager
– Communicable disease investigator
– Health education and promotion officer
– Air pollution analyst/specialist
– Public policy analyst
– Environmental health and safety coordinator
– Health risk assessor
How many class intakes are there?
– The Environmental Health (After Degree) and Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice have two class intakes each year, in May and September.
Where can I complete the practicum portion of the program (ENVH 561)?
– Students must apply to a CIPHI approved health authority anywhere in Canada to complete a practicum. Students will have the opportunity to apply to Alberta Health Services for a practicum position.
Where can I find information about the CIPHI BOC certification process?
– Information about the certification process can be found on CIPHI’s website
2018-2019 Scholarship/Award/Bursary Recipients:
– Megan O’Neill – Concordia Academic Award, Bachelor of Environmental Health
– Andrew Kong – Student Success Scholarship – BEH After Degree
– Ojaswi Rijal – Rob and Ursula O’Neill Scholarship in Environmental Health
– Kayla Blackadar – Chit Lai Scholarship in Environmental Health
Director Public Health, CUE (Chair)
Acting Director, AGRI- Food Laboratories, Government of Alberta (GoA)
Dean, Faculty of Science, CUE
Director, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services (AHS)
Alberta Branch representative, BOC, Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
Regional Manager, Environmental Public Health Services, Health Canada
Chair, Environmental Health Student Union, CUE
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