Interested in protecting people and communities from pollution, unsafe food, infectious diseases and poor living conditions? Study the Health Protection major in the Bachelor of Science.
Health protection is a growing industry and health protection and environmental health officers are in high demand throughout New Zealand - our students often secure employment before they graduate. This major is a great stepping stone to a career as an environmental health officer or health protection officer.
The Health Protection major explores environmental health, pollution control, food safety, environmental and public health law, risk assessment, toxicology and communicable disease control. You'll be equipped to keep people safe in their homes, offices and natural environment.
*After gaining experience there is the opportunity to work in biosecurity or the Ministry for Primary Industries
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Health Protection & Environmental Health Careers