Apply Now for EPH 2024!
Do you want to:
- pursue a career in the field of environmental and public health?
- protect the environment and vulnerable populations?
- make a positive difference in your community?
- gain marketable job skills, a valuable professional license, and hands-on field experience?
Environment & Public Health (EPH), an 8-week course followed by a 200-hour unpaid field training internship, provides the expertise and hands-on experience you need, and qualifies you to sit for the NJ Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) Licensing Exam.
Environment and Public Health Summer Program
There are many benefits to attending Rutgers’ EPH program, including just a few listed below!
Learn Environmental and Public Health Essentials
In eight weeks, learn about epidemiology, water/wastewater, environmental pollution, environmental sanitation, food safety, soils/septics, public health microbiology, and more.
Gain Hands-On Experience
During your 200-hour field training internship at a local health department (arranged for you by Rutgers), gain hands-on experience in the diverse and exciting world of public health.
Pathway to the New Jersey State REHS Exam
Students who successfully complete both sections of the program (class + internship) and hold a bachelor’s degree will receive assistance with completing the REHS exam application.
Get Real World Experience to Match Your Education
After the 8-week class concludes, we’ll place you in a 200-hour (~ 5-week) unpaid internship with a health department. You will gain hands-on experience that complements the skills that you’ve learned in EPH and prepares you for a successful career in public health.
REHS: The Credential You Need in Environmental Health
Graduates of the EPH program, including the 200-hour internship, will be eligible to apply to take the New Jersey licensing exam to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS). In New Jersey, an REHS acts as the front-line investigator for many of the state’s public health and environmental regulations. But there is much more to the job than that. Watch this video to learn more!