Western Kentucky University

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Students in the MPH Environmental Health concentration gain technical skills for the development, implementation and evaluation of practices that seek to identity, prevent or minimize the adverse impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health. They complete coursework related to the assessment  and control of environmental and occupational exposures, the effects these exposures on human heath ,principles of toxicology, and toxic regulations and policies is designed to prepare students for employment in organizations concerned with environmental and occupational exposures to chemical and physical agents.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to communicate environmental health risks to the public, analyze the impact of environmental assaults and exposures to susceptible populations and manage environmental and occupational risks. Graduates pursue careers in academia, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, federal, state and local environmental protection agencies, health departments, hospitals and public interest groups.

 Last Modified 2/13/14