The Environmental Health Science (EHS) degree program at Western Kentucky University (WKU) was awarded a Training Project Grant (TPG) by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in July 2017.
The award amount is $250,000 for a 5 year project period. Students in the EHS Program receive training in basic and applied sciences, occupational safety and health, environmental health science, industrial hygiene, and environmental protection and compliance.
Students who successfully complete the program earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in EHS. Dr. Vijay Golla, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Associate Dean for Research and Administration in the College of Health and Human Services is the Program Director for the TPG.
Primary objectives of the TPG Program are to support recruitment of students, provide training and professional development opportunities, advance the environmental and occupational health science field in Kentucky and beyond, and enhance the diversity of students in the program.
WKU’s EHS program can be accessed at https://wku.edu/publichealth/ehs_bs.php