pursue a career in the field of environmental and public health?
protect the environment and vulnerable populations?
make a positive difference in your community?
gain marketable job skills, a valuable professional license, and hands-on field experience?
Environment & Public Health (EPH), a 7-week course followed by a 200 hour field training internship, provides the expertise and hands-on experience you need, and qualifies you to sit for the NJ Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) state licensing exam.
For 2017, the classroom portion of the Environment and Public Health Program will run from June 5 to July 21.
Then you'll practice and apply the skills you learned in the classroom throughout your 200-hour field training internship at a local health department (arranged for you by Rutgers).
What is EPH? Watch this 2-minute video to find out!
Listen to students explain what they learned and see where they are now.
REHS: The Credential You Need in Environmental Health
Graduates of the EPH program and field training are eligible to take the New Jersey licensing exam to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS). In New Jersey, an REHS acts as the front-line investigator for many of the state's public health and environmental regulations.
Get Real World Experience to Match Your Education
After the seven-week classroom session concludes, we'll place you in a 200-hour (five-week) internship with a local health department. You will gain gain hands-on experience that complements the skills that you've learned in the EPH classroom and prepares you for a successful career in public health.