Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Safety and Health

Description

This program trains students to detect safety and illness hazards, and treat and prevent farm-related illnesses and injuries. This certificate program is available for students in related health science, environmental science, or occupational health and safety programs who want to supplement other training with agricultural health information.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the 12-hour program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA from an accredited university or equivalent experience and education
  • A letter of interest that explains the applicant’s position and educational objectives.
  • A resume.
  • Completion of this application form (PDF). It can be filled out online and either
    • emailed with Word or PDF versions of the letter and resume to the Academic Program Coordinator, or
    • printed out and mailed with the rest of the materials (address at bottom of this page).

Practicing health, safety professionals, or students with an interest in rural areas and the agricultural health industry, are encouraged to apply.

Employment Prospects

Healthcare delivery, government (e.g. academia, public health, OSHA), private sector positions.

Program Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health.

 Requirements

Course #
Course Title Semester
S.H.
OEH:6110
Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine
Spring/Summer
3
OEH:6120
Topics in Agriculture and Rural Health (take 2 times)
Fall/Spring
2
OEH:5410
Occupational Safety
Spring (even years)
3
OEH:5620
Occupational Health
Fall
3
OEH:7020
Independent Study in Occupational and Environmental Health
Any
1

For more information contact:

David Asa, Graduate Program Coordinator
The University of Iowa, College of Public Health
Department of Occupational & Environmental Health
S365 CPHB
145 N Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
Email: david-asa@uiowa.edu
319.335.4558
or
Diane Rohlman, Certificate Program Director
Email: diane-rohlman@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319.384.4007


Questions or comments? Contact Dave Asa. This page was last reviewed on June 19, 2015.