The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health (EOH) focuses on preventing environmental and occupational health-related diseases and promoting health through education, research, professional and community service. Our programs prepare students to contemplate the causes and consequences of chemical contamination and poorly designed environments on human health and the ways in which public health professionals can intervene to improve the environment.
As an environmental and occupational health student, you'll learn to:
- Characterize the human health effects of major environmental and occupational hazards.
- Determine the population(s) with a high risk of exposure to EOH hazards and analyze their sources, pathways, and routes of exposure.
- Prevent and control EOH hazards and design appropriate interventions.
- Synthesize policy and practice to help solve health-related problems.
- Utilize participatory strategies to address the unequal distribution of hazards in the environment.
- Advocate for justice, cleanliness, and safety in environments where people live, work, and play.
To be successful as a Master of Public Health in Environmental & Occupational Health, you should have a background in health or natural sciences. Previous coursework in chemistry, biology, statistics, and/or geographic information systems is recommended.
Worksite Health & Health Protection
Professor: Lee Newman
Explore different industries in which you can promote worksite wellness through research and learning about the experiences and advice of business leaders and experts in the field. Workplace health is just one of the many important areas of study in which our students are exposed and produce solutions.
|Required MPH Core Courses (17 credits)|
|Applied Biostatistics I
||Environmental & Occupational Health
||Social & Behavioral Factors & Health
||Health Systems Management Policy
||Foundations in Public Health
|Required Concentration Courses (12 credits)|
||Environmental Health Policy & Practice
||Environmental Exposure & Health Effects
|Choose two of the four options:|
||Environmental & Occupational Toxicology
||Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology
||Risk Assessment & Decision Making
||Health Protection/Promotion in the Workplace
||MPH Environmental and Occupational Health Concentration (CN) Competencies
||Apply the range of epidemiologic methods in the analysis of environmentally determined health and the strengths and limitations of these methods.
||Specify appropriate monitoring and other field methods for addressing environmental & occupational health problems.
||Describe the dynamics of ecosystems and how they affect the movement of toxic agents in the environment and mediate related risks for human disease as well the quality of air, water, and climate.
||Describe important current and emerging environmental health problems and variations in health risks across the global landscape.
||Define the principles of sustainability and apply these principles in the development of solutions to environmental and occupational health problems.
||Apply basic skills in geographic information systems (GIS) technology in the evaluation of environmental health problems.
||Describe theoretical models and frameworks that inform the health, safety, and wellness of workers and related systems-level environmental and policy interventions designed to protect and promote worker health.
||Identify the uses of biomarkers in evaluating exposures, health effects and susceptibility to environmental and occupational disease.
||Explain the scientific characteristics, including exposure and mode of action, of major biological, chemical, physical hazards that result in human health risk.
||Describe the policy framework that shapes environmental health at the federal, state and local levels and the historic and current decision-making processes that inform this framework.
Did you Know?
The Colorado School of Public health offers a joint Master of Public Health/Master of Urban & Regional Planning. In this dual degree program, you'll study the interconnections between health, work, and the built environment.