The Environmental Health Science (EHS) department at Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).
Benefits of Accreditation
Accreditation indicates an academic program has been found to have the:
- 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).
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