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Environmental Public Health (Honours)

Conestoga College

48 months
13800 CAD/year
6615 CAD/year
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 The Environmental Public Health (Honours) from Conestoga College focuses on disease prevention and creating healthy supportive environments.


The Bachelor of Environmental Public Health (Honours) from Conestoga College is an innovative four-year program (including one paid co-op term), delivered at the honours level, that will prepare graduates for a number of progressive public and private sector careers as environmental public health professionals (EPHPs). 

EPH encompasses assessment and control of factors in the environment that target disease prevention and positively impact population and community health. 

The scope of practice in EPH includes but is not limited to, organization, management, education, enforcement, consultation, and health hazard identification for the purpose of prevention and control intervention of EPH hazards and the promotion and protection of the public health and the environment in: food safety, quality assurance and auditing; food security; infection prevention and control including body art safety; air quality including environmental tobacco smoke; housing; institutional health; injury prevention; recreational swimming areas and water; drinking water quality; solid, liquid and hazardous materials management; vector control; healthy built environments; and emergency preparedness and planning.

Students will obtain applied and integrated knowledge and skills in EPH sciences, emphasizing environmental epidemiology, toxicology, and risk exposure and assessment. Readiness for practice will be developed in a multidisciplinary curriculum focused around experiential learning activities that will develop knowledge of EPH theory and its application in practice. 

The program will be innovative in its use of technology to investigate issues, organize and manage inquiry, aid collaboration, and communicate information. 

Students will be challenged to consider multiple perspectives in understanding EPH practice and policy, determining professional practices that positively impact population and community health and developing leadership perspectives and confidence to contribute to the EPH professions. 

Conestoga’s BEPH program will offer students opportunities to develop strong critical thinking, risk assessment and professional communication skills that will enable them to work successfully on an inter-professional team in the EPH field.


Upon graduation from the program, students will be eligible to compete for a variety of public and private sector careers including food safety specialist, quality assessment and control specialist, environmental health officer, health and safety officer, water quality inspector, and environmental health consultant. 


It has been accredited by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Biology
  • Academic Communications
  • Environmental Science 
  • Health Information Science
  • Applied Microbiology
  • World Cultures
  • Emerging Issues - Global and Local Concerns
  • Safe Water Drinking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older
  • A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including two (2) required U level courses and four (4) additional U or M level courses (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.)
The following Grade 12 U courses are required:
  • English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 65%
  • One of: Chemistry (SCH4U) with a minimum grade of 65% OR Biology (SBI4U) with a minimum grade of 65%
  • Four (4) other Grade 12 U or M courses

Tuition Fee

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    13800 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13800 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6615 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6615 CAD per year during 48 months.


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