Boost your career in Environmental Public Health Practice
This 1-year Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice is intended to provide you with comprehensive knowledge and skills required to function competently as professionals in the Environmental Health field. This program explores all aspects of the natural and built environment that can influence human health and disease.
Explore the diversity of the field with topics including:
- Food and drinking water safety
- Waste management
- Air and soil quality
- communicable diseases
- Emergency response
- Occupational Health
Concordia University of Edmonton’s Environmental Public Health Practice Diploma allows you to enter careers in the food safety sector, government, private industry, as well as provide comprehensive public health knowledge to advance in your current place of employment
What is Environmental Health?
Environmental Health is the practice of 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.
|ENVH 601 Environmental Management I ||ENVH 602 Environmental Management II ||ENVH 611 Health Risk Management |
|ENVH 621 Environmental Health Practice I||ENVH 622 Environmental Health Practice II||ENVH 612 Environmental Management III|
Our program offers students the unique opportunity to be taught by instructors drawn from across the field in Public Health. Having working professionals as instructors, provides the program with an interesting perspective translating theory into practical skills and up-to date knowledge. Students are more equipped with the necessary tools and a fundamental guide to succeed in the working world.
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Potential Career Opportunities
- Food Safety
- Quality Assurance
- Health Education Officer
- Health Promotion Officer
- Air pollution Analyst/Specialist
- Public Policy Analyst
- Health risk Assessor
- Public Health/Community Health Coordinator
Q: What is the difference between the diploma and after degree program?
A: Students interested in learning the fundamentals of environmental public health, and intending on becoming environmental public health professionals, should complete the diploma program. Students intending on challenging CIPHI’s accreditation exam must complete the after degree program, including the 12-week practicum.