Prepare for a range of careers in the public, private or not-for-profit sector:
- Public health inspector
- Environmental health officer
- Field epidemiologist
- Communicable disease investigator
- Health promotion officer
- Food safety auditor
- Quality control supervisor
- Infection control supervisor
Ryerson Public Health and Safety graduates take on opportunities in public health, food safety, quality assurance, sanitation, water quality, pest control, health education and health promotion.
Public Health and Safety at Ryerson meets the educational requirements for certification as a public health inspector in Canada. To achieve full certification, you must:
- Earn a bachelor of applied science in Occupational and Public Health (Public Health and Safety Option) or another degree approved by CIPHI
- Complete 12 weeks of authorized field training with a recognized public health agency
- Prepare two reports on field investigations
- Take an oral exam
Certification is not a requirement for graduation.
For graduates planning careers in the private sector, professional certification by the CIPHI is not required, but does open doors to Canada-wide employment opportunities.