The fields of environmental and public health are expanding and the options for people who want to make a difference with their careers are wide open. Landing a job in environmental health not only requires a wide variety of technical skills, ranging from epidemiology to environmental science to emergency response for bioterrorism attacks, but experience and the REHS license. Environment & Public Health (EPH) -- a 7-week course followed by a 200 hour field training internship -- provides the expertise and experience you need and helps to prepare you for the state licensing exam. To land a job in environmental health, you need broad technical skills, ranging from epidemiology to environmental inspections to emergency response. You also need experience and the REHS license. This seven-week course and accompanying five-week internship provides the expertise and experience you need and helps to prepare you for the state licensing exam.
To be accepted into EPH, you must: Complete at least 32 credits in biological, physical, environmental or health sciences At least 1 of these courses must be a lab Courses with a grade less than C will not be considered Up to 6 of these credits may come from statistics, calculus or higher level college math Have a minimum of 90 credits overall* *Note: While you do not have to have a bachelor's degree to be accepted into EPH, you must have it to successfully complete EPH. An EPH certificate of completion will not be issued until you have provided proof that you have earned your undergraduate degree. Courses in biology, chemistry and environmental science are strongly recommended. If you lack 32 science credits, it may be possible to register for EPH as a 6-credit undergraduate course and/or between 1 and 3 credits of independent study, giving you a total of up to 9 credits. These credits are earned by completing EPH as you normally would but also through completion of additional course work. You will need to pay a separate fee to the Rutgers Summer Session office for these credits.
Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines.
Office of Continuing Professional Education, 102 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901