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Online Certificate
Health, Safety & Environment

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This Online MPH degree program provides a strong foundation for students to advance their careers by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to address the complex and evolving regional, national and global challenges related to Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE).

This certificate program is intended to appeal to experienced working professionals anywhere in the world who seek to broaden their understanding of the interrelatedness of health, safety, and the environment. Instruction in the fundamentals of exposure assessment and analytical methods lays the groundwork for topics that include persistent issues of air and water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, worker safety, legal requirements, and effective management. The impact of health, safety and the environment topics is addressed from a global perspective, including both developed and less developed countries.


Overview

All courses in this program are offered online. The required concentration courses develop the student's mastery of the important aspects of health, safety and the environment, and are intended to be completed over 2-4 terms.


Curriculum

Click Here to view the Curriculum (Under the Program of Study PDF by Year).


  • Program Requirements

    All courses in this program are offered online. The required concentration courses develop the student's mastery of the important aspects of health, safety and the environment, and are intended to be completed over 2-4 terms.

  • Tuition and Fees

    Fees parallel that of standard graduate level classes.  Please visit the USF website at http://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/programs/graduate-certificates/cost-to-attend.aspx to view current fees.

  • Employment Opportunities

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that "...rapid changes in working life are affecting both the health of workers and the health of the environment in all countries of the world."*
    *WHO/OCH/94.1

    Following the key principles of public health training, those who earn the certificate will be able to:

    • Apply knowledge, practices and programs to improve the health and well being of all populations and demonstrate a commitment to improve the health of communities by working with others to solve pressing public health problems.
    Persons who are employed in the following areas are especially encouraged to earn the certificate:
    • Industry
    • Energy Production
    • Utilities
    • Consulting
    • Manufacturing
    • Government/Military
    • Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs)
    Graduates will have the skills to apply public health principles to businesses responsible both for the health and safety of their employees and guests and for protection of the environment. The emphasis is on employers in the United States and internationally. They will also be prepared to pursue doctoral studies in environmental health sciences.

    Please view the Environmental Health academic program page to learn more about Environmental Health Employment & Salaries

  • Contact Information

    To learn more about the Online MPH in HSE please contact an Academic Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or preadmissions@health.usf.edu

    To learn more about the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Programs visit http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eoh/index.htm