This course provides a framework for integrating environmental health concepts into professional practice.




At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify current issues and the role environmental health plays in accomplishing the goals of public health. 
  2. Identify environmental factors common to every setting that have potential impact on human health. 
  3. Outline a public health framework that includes priorities and strategies for intervention used in the practice of environmental health. 
  4. Describe local, regional, and national legislation addressing environmental health issues.
  5. Describe effective risk assessment, management and communication strategies for environmental health issues. 
  6. Describe the primary ethical tenets involved in environmental justice and the social determinants of health. 
  7. Identify the primary professional focus areas for environmental health professionals. 
  8. Explain concepts related to environmental health toxicology, dose, duration, pathway of exposure, and limitations of epidemiological studies in environmental health.


The core competencies for public health professionals are a consensus set of skills identified by the Council on Linkages (CoL) between academia and public health practice as being desirable for the delivery of the essential public health services. The CoL competencies identified for this course are:

Domain 1: Analytic/Assessment Skills

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

Domain 6: Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

Domain 7: Financial Planning and Management Skills

Continuing Education Units

Please note that these trainings may offer different types of continuing education credits. This Learner Portal may not calculate the correct number of continuing education credits. Please refer to the Continuing Education Credits section of your course site after registration for the correct information.

This course is eligible for 3 CPH re-certification credits or 2.5 continuing education credits can be earned by completing this course.

Contact & Questions

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Section Title
Introduction to Environmental Health CE
Online, self paced
Jan 04, 2024 to Jan 06, 2025
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
No Fee $0.00
Section Details

The Midwest Center for Lifelong Learning in Public Health (MCLPH), within the School of Public Health, is a member of the Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and an approved Continuing Education partner with the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). CPH recertification credits or continuing education credits can be earned by completing this course. Upon completion of all course requirements, your certificate will be available for you to save, email and print. Please contact your accrediting agency regarding any questions receiving credits.

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