College of Public Health Guidebooks
Concentration: Industrial Hygiene (Code: PIH)
Starting with the 2017/18 catalog year this concentration was moved to "Occupational Exposure Science".
The field of industrial hygiene plays an important role in the protection of worker health through workplace assessment and interventions. Training in industrial hygiene is designed to build on the basic skills of those with a background in science and engineering so that they will be able to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in the work place. The development of research skills is also a critical component of the concentration. The curriculum includes the public health core courses, and program courses relating to occupational diseases, exposure assessment, control measures, and assessment of risk. Graduates are expected to contribute to worker health through their ability to gather data, form opinions, recommend solutions and interact with management, employees, and the community in implementing solutions. Students will have the opportunity to expand their technical base through electives in the areas of environmental health, industrial safety, risk management, and ergonomics. It is expected that the students will pursue professional certification (CIH).
Accreditation: Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. The College is fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health. The MSPH in Industrial Hygiene is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Program of Study
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