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11.2 Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) 2019/2020

11.2 Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree)

11.2.0 Educational Objectives: Faculty of Science

The central educational objective of Concordia University of Edmonton is consistent with its mission: to be recognized nationally and internationally for its graduates’ knowledge, skill, integrity, and wisdom.

This first objective is the foundation for the Faculty’s more specific objectives. Concordia University of Edmonton has designed its Professional Education programs:

  1. To graduate professionals who show leadership in their field.
  2. To integrate and involve the community in our programs as mentors, teachers, advisors, and employers.
  3. To develop and deliver targeted programs that are widely recognized for the quality of the learning experience.
  4. To freely share knowledge, skills, research, and values.
  5. To serve all internal and external stakeholders in timely, effective, and efficient ways.
  6. To stay abreast of recent developments and research, and to maintain professional contacts in the communities in which our graduates seek career opportunities.

11.2.1 Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree)

The Bachelor of Environmental Health is an intensive 15-month program designed to prepare students for careers in public health inspection or in other areas of environmental health practice, or for graduate studies in environmental and public health. The program incorporates classroom instruction, field experiences, mentoring opportunities, and a 12-week field experience or an applied research project completed in association with organizations from the public or private sector.

Undergraduate students who plan to apply to the Bachelor of Environmental Health program after completion of their degrees, may consult the Director of Public Health for more information about the program.

A. General Academic Requirements

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) program:

  1. Must complete a total of 60 credits.
  2. Must maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.7 with no course grade less than C+ (2.3). A review of candidates’ academic standing is conducted at the end of each semester. Candidates with a GPA of less than 2.7 may be required to withdraw or may be allowed to continue in the program on a probationary basis.
  3. Students must complete at least 39 of the required 60 credits at Concordia University of Edmonton (Residency Requirement, section B).
  4. To graduate students must present:
    1. 3 credits in microbiology
    2. 3 credits in human anatomy or 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology.
  5. Part-time students are expected to complete all requirements within three academic years of beginning the program.
  6. Students are expected to be in full-time attendance during their applied research or field experience courses.

B. Residency Requirement

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) must complete the specified credits toward their degree at Concordia University of Edmonton (section A.3). Students who plan to take courses at other institutions must first follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.

C. Program Requirements

60 credits required, to include:

  1. ENVH501 (Environmental Management I)
  2. ENVH502 (Environmental Management II)
  3. ENVH511 (Health Risk Assessment I)
  4. ENVH503 (Environmental Management III)
  5. ENVH513 (Environmental and Public Health Law)
  6. ENVH521 (Methodologies in Environmental Health Practice I)
  7. ENVH522 (Methodologies in Environmental Health Practice II)
  8. ENVH523 (Ethical Issues in Environmental Health)
  9. ENVH533 (Core Competency I - Promotion and Education)
  10. ENVH543 (Core Competency II - Administration and Management)
  11. ENVH551 (Communicable Disease Control)
  12. ENVH552 (Epidemiology)
  13. ENVH553 (Environmental Microbiology)
  14. ENVH556 (Environmental Chemistry)
  15. ENVH557 (Environmental Toxicology) or ENVH567 (Independent Study: Topics in Environmental Toxicology)
  16. ENVH559 (Core Competency III - Communications)
  17. One of ENVH561 (Field Experience in Public Health Inspection) or ENVH571 (Applied Research Project in Health Sciences). See section D.
  18. Mentoring: Formal Community Placement

D. Certification

Following successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit the national Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Board of Certification examinations for entry to practice as public health inspectors or environmental health officers. Students who wish to pursue national certification as public health inspectors are required to complete ENVH 561, the 12-week field experience option.

E. Graduation Requirements

Students who complete the program requirements are eligible to graduate in the Convocation following the field experience. Students must have a GPA of 2.7 with no course grade less than C+ to graduate. For further information, see Graduation Requirements, section 9.7.1.