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

EKU's Bachelors of Science in EHS program is 1 of ONLY  2 accredited program in Kentucky. 1 of ONLY  31 accredited procgrams nationally. Accreditation by this Council is stringent, in being so it assures that a program meets or exceeds all national standards for excellence.
All Environmental Health Science programs must be reaccredited every six years. 

Benefits of Accreditation

Accreditation indicates an academic program has been found to have the: 

  • Curriculum
  • Faculty
  • Facilities
  • Institutional Support

All of which are necessary to provide a quality Environmental Health Science 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 (USPHS). Another benefit of graduating from an accredited program is that they have priority in USPHS hiring practices.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take state or national certification examination. Many states recognize graduation from an accredited program as attaining a specific standard needed to Register Environmental Health Specialists or Sanitarians (REHS/RS).

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 

Phone:(206) 522-5272

Fax:(206) 985-9805

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