Public Health and Safety focuses on injury and disease prevention in public spaces. Graduates may work for an environmental or public health agency at the municipal, provincial, or federal level, promoting health and safety awareness and enforcing laws that protect human health. As health care representatives, they may become involved in such issues as tobacco enforcement, West Nile Virus, SARS, water quality, and food handling.
Students learn to anticipate, evaluate, and control a wide variety of health hazards in all areas of society -- restaurants, workplaces, schools, hospitals, beaches, swimming pools, day cares, and nursing homes--eventually becoming experts in illness prevention.
The program also prepares students for professional certification at the national level by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). National certification permits graduates to seek employment opportunities across Canada as a Public Health Inspector (PHI).
For questions about the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates etc. please contact the Co-op Co-ordinator.
For questions about academic matters such as: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, when to apply to get into co-op, grades for co-op work terms, work term reports etc. please contact the Faculty Advisor.