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MPH Programs in Ohio: Environmental Health Specialization

Environmental Health

If you’re interested in pursuing one of KSU’s MPH programs in Ohio, consider this:

In the summer season of 2008, E. coli colony levels exceeded U.S. EPA standards 134 times at Lake Erie beaches.1  High levels of mercury, lead and polychlorinated biphenyls have led to fish consumption advisories for all counties located along the shores of Lake Erie.2  In addition, there are 30 hazardous waste dump sites in northern Ohio on the National Priority List of sites needing remedial action; 10 of these are located in one county, Ashtabula3 (in which Kent State University has a campus presence).

Clearly, more work is needed to contain and mitigate these potentially disastrous public health risks. Faculty members specializing in addressing these environmental hazards are Drs. Stedman-Smith, Tamulis, and Woolverton.  Graduate students students interested in pursuing a Master in Public Health in Ohio with a specialization in Environmental Health can enroll in several courses that specifically4 address this area. Due to the proximity of Kent State University to these key environmental areas, students interested in this specialization will have the opportunity to obtain valuable first-hand field experience.

If you’re looking for top-quality MPH programs in Ohio, KSU is the place to find them. We offer five different specializations, one of which is an MPH in Environmental Health. Below are some of the classes you can expect to see in this dynamic degree program:

·         EHS 52018 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health

·         EHS 53009 Emerging Environmental Health Issues and Response

·         EHS 63010 Applied Risk Assessment

·         EHS 63011 Application of Risk Analysis in Environmental Health

Get more information about KSU’s Ohio MPH programs, and find out which specialization can help you pursue your educational and career goals.

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   1 Ohio Department of Health: 2008 Beach Monitoring Report: www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/eh/bbeach/beachmon.aspx
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Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory: www.epa.ohio.gov/dsw/fishadvisory/limitmeals.aspx
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U.S. EPA: National Priorities List Sites in Ohio: www.epa.gov/region5/superfund/npl/ohio/index.html
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These courses are in addition to other courses offered in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences where students will learn how to apply public health principles to the study and prevention of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, tobacco use, STDs, and violence through class examples, sample datasets, course assignments, journal article critiques, case study discussions, and other activities. In addition, students can focus their practicum experience in these areas to gain "real world" experience and receive support by the faculty and field preceptors.