The Environmental Health Science (EHS) department at Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).

EKU's EHS B.S. program is the ONLY  accredited program in Kentucky and one of ONLY  31 nationally. Accreditation by this Council is stringent and in being so, it is assurance that a program meets all national standards for excellence. All Environmental Health programs must be reaccredited every six years.

Benefits of Accreditation

Accreditation indicates an academic program has been found to have the curriculum, faculty, facilities, and institutional support necessary to provide a quality environmental health science and protection education. Only students from accredited programs are eligible to participate in the Commissioned Officer Student Extern Training Program (COSTEP) with the U.S. Public Health Service. Another benefit of graduating from an accredited program is that they have priority in USPHS hiring practices. Many states recognize graduation from an accredited program as attaining a specific standard needed to register environmental health specialists or sanitarians.

The National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)

PO Box 66057
Burien, WA 98166

Phone (206) 522-5272
Fax (206) 985-9805


Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) 

8620 Roosevelt Way NE
Suite A
Seattle, WA 98115

Ph (206) 522-5272
Fax (206) 985-9805