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13.4.1 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice 2021/2022

13.4.1 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice

The practice of environmental public health is critical to the wellness of communities. This diploma explores all aspects if the natural and built environment that can influence human health and disease. Students will be exposed to the diversity of the field including food and drinking water safety, waste management, air and soil quality, communicable disease control, emergency response and occupational health.

The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice is an 18-credit, 12 month program with three terms of a full course load of 6 credits each.

By taking course overloads students can complete this program in a shorter time span.

Courses from this diploma may be used towards the Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) other than ENVH621 (Environmental Health Practice I) and ENVH622 (Environmental Health Practice II).

A. Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are:

  1. A four-year baccalaureate degree from Concordia or its equivalent from a recognized institution. (The baccalaureate degree should be in a related background including but not limited to health care, science, agriculture, and engineering. Open studies graduate students would be welcomed to register in these courses)
    *Note: Students with a three-year Bachelor degree may be admissible but may be required to take qualifying courses.
  2. An admission grade point average (AGPA) of 3.0 (on Concordia’s 4-Point Scale) or equivalent on the most recent 60 credits of undergraduate (or graduate) study.
  3. Successful completion of 3 credits in chemistry, and 3 credits of statistics.
  4. It is recommended that applicants present
    1. 3 credits in microbiology and
    2. 3 credits in human anatomy or 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology

    For graduation students must present these credits.

  5. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia’s English Language Requirement, section 13.1.1.D.
  6. A statement of career objectives at the time of application.

Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants who satisfy the admission requirements are forwarded to the department for assessment. The procedure is designed to assess applicants’ qualifications, suitability for the program, and potential for success in the courses.

B. Program Requirements

  1. 18 credits required, to include:
    1. ENVH601 (Environmental Management I)
    2. ENVH602 (Environmental Management II)
    3. ENVH611 (Health Risk Assessment)
    4. ENVH612 (Environmental Management III)
    5. ENVH621 (Environmental Health Practice I)
    6. ENVH622 (Environmental Health Practice II)
  2. achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 in the required courses.
  3. must complete 12 of 18 credits at Concordia University of Edmonton.
  4. complete program within 2 years
  5. present
    1. 3 credits in microbiology and
    2. 3 credits in human anatomy or 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology

C. Graduation Requirements

Students graduate on one of the three graduation dates following successful completion of their program requirements as well as the general program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, section 13.1.4. For further information about graduation requirements, see Graduation Requirements, section 13.1.5.