Bachelor of Environmental Public Health

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Bachelor of Environmental Public Health

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2020

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    Course Summary

    Conestoga College’s Bachelor of Environmental Public Health (BEPH) program is fully accredited by the Canadian institute of Public Health Inspectors, and will teach you all about creating healthy, supportive environments and preventing the spread of disease by monitoring, assessing and controlling the aspects of the environment which negatively impact public health.

    This is a comprehensive 4 year Honours degree which will give you the skills and background knowledge you need to form a career as an environmental public health professional in the public, private or not for profit sectors nearly nay where in Canada or the rest of the world.  

    Like most of Conestoga’s degree programs, this one ensures that you gain real world skills through paid co-operative work terms and internships. It will give you vital real world experience, and make you a more attractive candidate for your first few roles than an applicant without such experience.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Academic Communications
    • Applied Microbiology
    • Applied Statistics
    • Community Health and Healthy Built Environments
    • Co-op and Career Preparation
    • Co-op Work Term
    • Emergency Preparedness and Response
    • Emerging Issues – Global and Local Concerns
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Environmental Measurement and Assessment: Advanced Toxicology
    • Environmental Measurement and Assessment: Air Quality
    • Environmental Measurement and Assessment: Occupational Health and Safety
    • Environmental Public Health Law
    • Environmental Toxicology
    • Epidemiology and Public Health
    • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
    • Food Processing and Hygiene
    • Food Science and Technology
    • Group Dynamics
    • Health Information Science
    • Health Promotion and Education
    • Human Biology
    • Infection Prevention and Control
    • Inspection Practices, Quality Assurance and Auditing
    • Introduction to Environmental Health
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
    • Principles of Ethical Reasoning
    • Professional Communication
    • Professional Practice
    • Professional Research Internship I & II
    • Psychology: Dynamics of Human Behaviour
    • Public Health Policy
    • Risk Assessment and Risk Analysis
    • Safe Water: Drinking
    • Safe Water: Recreational
    • Topics in Management
    • Understanding Research
    • Waste Management
    • World Cultures

    Learning And Teaching

    Conestoga College’s Bachelor level programs are delivered primarily through lectures, computer workshops and seminar sessions, and will also feature a great deal of public safety work.

    It is a full 4 year Honours degree with co-operative educational elements, and takes great advantage of Conestoga’s focus on real world skills and problem solving techniques. The college can offer additional support for written English, numeracy and academic skills, or for any special needs you may have.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree is a great way to prepare for a career as an environmental health consultant, a water quality inspector, a health and safety officer, an environmental health officer, a quality control and assessment specialist, or a food safety specialist.

    Some recent graduates of the program have gone on to study at the post graduate level, but those who choose to enter the workforce have an excellent employment rate 6 months after graduation.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year Honours degree.

    Applicants must typically have a basic secondary education including maths content, or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.  

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good score on the CELT, IELTS or TOEFL would qualify, for example.

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