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Environmental Occupational Health

Program Overview

Environmental Health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological determinants of health that are external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviors. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. Occupational health refers to the identification and control of the risks arising from physical, chemical, and other workplace hazards in order to establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 55.0 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: HLTH 210


To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

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Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Environmental Sanitarian
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Environmental Scientist and Specialist
  • Industrial Safety and Health Engineer
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Safety and Health Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Community Health Worker

With a Masters

  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager
  • Corporate Health and Safety Director
  • Industrial Hygiene Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Occupational Health Nurse

With a Doctorate

  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Administration
  • Occupational Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
  • Medical Scientist
  • Postsecondary Teacher

Potential Employers

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Beth Liechty

Beth Liechty

Beth meets with Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Environmental/Occupations Health emphases students.

For students in the Health Science emphasis please contact Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042 to schedule an appointment with Carol Stepan.

To schedule an appointment - Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Environmental/Occupations Health students looking for advising services please call the Dept of Public Health Office at 801-422-3386 to schedule an appointment with Beth Liechty.