EPH 2023 Schedule
Course Dates: May 30 – July 24, 2023
EPH 2023 will be a hybrid class, in which three days per week will be held in-person at the Rutgers New Brunswick campus, and two days per week will be held online, either as live (synchronous) or as prerecorded (asynchronous) lessons. Class will be held from 8:45 am – 3:30 pm EDT most days.
- Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: generally Live, on Cook Campus in New Brunswick, NJ, 8:45am to 3:30/4:00pm, at the Rutgers Institute for Food, Nutrition, Health (IFNH), Room 101
- Thursdays and Fridays: generally Online, 8:45am to 3:30/4:00pm (review the Technology Requirements on our Policies page for information about the equipment needed to access online class sessions)
- June 16 (Juneteenth observed) and July 4 (Independence Day) are holidays. Classes will not be held on these days.
Should conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic shift and it is determined to be unsafe to hold the class in person, Rutgers OCPE will move the class from a Hybrid format to an Online format.
A day-by-day, detailed schedule of classes will be made available to registered students shortly before the start of the program.
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All students who successfully pass the EPH course will be placed in a field-training internship with a municipal or county health department. You will practice and apply the skills you learned in the classroom throughout your 200-hour (unpaid) internship.
Exact timing of when the internships begin and end is subject to change, due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the extensive workload it has placed on the health departments. While an internship may be completed in as little as five weeks, if a health department can only support EPH students in a part-time internship schedule, internships may last longer than five weeks.
Hear About What EPH is All About from Past Students
EPH alumni describe the course in their own words and reflect on their experiences going through the program.
Considering Taking EPH While Working a Full or Part Time Job?
Many students ask if they will be able to keep their jobs while enrolled in EPH. While some students have been able to make this work, such as by taking a night shift, we have seen that continuing to work a full-time job is very difficult. EPH requires a significant amount of time for participation in class and studying outside of class.
Many students have reported that even working a part-time job is a challenge while enrolled in EPH.