Certificate in Natural Environment and Human Health

Begin Admitting Fall 2020.

The Certificate of Natural Environment and Human Health is a collaboration between the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Health Professions. 

Healthy environments help produce and maintain healthy populations. As populations grow and the environment changes (i.e. climate change) the need for trained professionals that can assess needs, design interventions, implement solutions, and create sustainable policy is also growing.  Pulling on the strengths within both the Department of Public Health and the School of Natural Resources the program is geared towards students who work or plan to work in the areas where human health and the environment intersect.


The certificate consists of four courses for a total of 12 credit hours.  Students must complete the courses listed in section A, one course listed in section B and one course listed in section C.  Students must receive at least a C in all coursework to receive the certificate. 

Section A (Required Courses)6
P_HLTH 4350Principles of Environmental Health for Public Health3
PRST 4250Parks, Health and Wellness3
Section B (Public Health): Choose one course3
P_HLTH 3310Social and Behavioral Health Theory and Practice3
P_HLTH 3460Introduction to Public Health and Emergency Preparedness3
P_HLTH 3560Public Health and Environmental Justice3
P_HLTH 4975Public Health Capstone: Emerging Issues in Public Health3
Section C (Natural Environment): Choose one course3
PRST 4340Recreation Land Management3
PRST 2111Park Planning and Design3
ENV_SC 4400WEnvironmental Law, Policy, and Justice - Writing Intensive3
ENV_SC 2600Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability3
NAT_R 3400Water Quality and Natural Resource Management3
ATM_SC 3600Climates of the World3

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