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Certificate program in environmental health to be offered entirely online by UNI

December 19, 2012

Catherine Zeman, associate professor, School of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services,

Jacie Dahlstrom, public relations specialist, Continuing and Distance Education, 319-273-5970 or 800-772-1746,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Beginning summer 2013, the University of Northern Iowa will offer a certificate program in environmental health entirely online. The program is designed for students and professionals who share interest in the relationships between human health and the environment. The goal of this certificate is to foster a deep understanding of how environmental conditions and protections can impact and enhance human health status. Courses focus on topics such as water quality, solid waste problems, air quality and public health concerns.

Campus attendance is not required for this program, offering flexibility to access course materials and submit work on a schedule convenient for students. Completion of 15 hours of credit is required and may be applied toward either undergraduate or graduate credit.  

Those who might benefit most from the Environmental Health Certificate include, but are not limited to: public health specialists, environmental health officers, ecologists, corporate health and safety personnel, nurses, educators and epidemiologists.

For additional information, visit or call UNI Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-2121 or 800-648-3864.