Environmental health studies the impact of our surroundings, both natural and built, on our health. Environmental health specialists are concerned with the air we breathe, the water we drink, the noise we hear and the chemicals we’re exposed to, and the associated health effects. In developed countries, healthier environments could significantly reduce the incidence of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal diseases and poisonings.
Occupational health studies all aspects of health and safety in the workplace. From chronic beryllium disease and radiation exposure to workplace violence and musculoskeletal injuries, occupational hazards create an enormous and unnecessary health burden, suffering, and economic loss in the workplace. Occupational health specialists work to prevent, treat and control health risks in the workplace.
From air pollution and hazardous waste to risk assessment and injury prevention, our courses and curriculum meet students' diverse environmental and occupational interests.