Environmental Health Concentration


Environmental Health

Environmental health practitioners represent up to a quarter of the local public health workforce yet an estimated 40–50% of the environmental health workforce in state and local agencies are eligible to retire in the next five years, leaving major workforce gaps. 

Environmental Health at UW-Stout will offer students opportunities to gain knowledge skills and abilities in specialized courses in environmental public health, such as food and water sanitation, industrial hygiene, community health services, toxicology, environmental regulations and related classes in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. 

Environmental Health at UW-Stout will pursue accreditation through The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), which develops and applies accreditation guidelines for institutions of higher education that wish to ensure premium quality education and training of environmental health science and protection practitioners. Graduation from an accredited program is a requirement to enter the US Public Health Service. These federal jobs offer excellent benefits and exciting opportunities for students that are offered exclusively to EHAC graduates. Many states recognize graduation from an accredited program as attaining a specific standard needed to become registered environmental health specialists or sanitarians.