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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

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Public and Environmental Wellness

Pursuing society's big health challenges

Public and Environmental Wellness advocates for the health of the environment and people in their communities and workplaces. Through engagement and service, and foundational knowledge in epidemiology and sociology, students pursue degrees in Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP), WHP to Nursing, WHP to Public Health Dual DegreeEnvironmental Health and Safety, a Master of Public Health, or a Master of Science in Safety Management

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety and Master of Science in Safety Management are accredited by the American Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). 

The Master of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  

ApplyMeet the Faculty

Contact Us
Dr. Rebecca Cheezum
Associate Professor and Chair
Public and Environmental Wellness
3150 Human Health Building
cheezum@oakland.edu

Lisa Staudt
Office Assistant
3068 Human Health Building
lstaudt@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8855

Department Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Public and Environmental Wellness. “Pursuing society’s big health challenges,” our programs focus on equipping students with the tools needed to lead the charge of health promotion among individuals, communities, and workplaces.

We take great pride in advocating for and advancing the health and safety of diverse communities through engagement and service. Our faculty members are dedicated to student success, using the best teaching and learning strategies to deliver a robust curriculum. As scholars, faculty provide students access to new knowledge as well as opportunities to gain valuable research experience.

We are deeply connected to our local community and industry partners. These relationships enable students to immediately put into practice the theories and concepts they are learning in the classroom. Service learning projects, practicums and internships give students “real world” experience while also connecting them to local employers.

Our department is a great place for those looking for a rewarding career that will positively impact the needs of communities.

Rebecca Cheezum, MPH, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair

Minors

Environmental Health and Safety Minor

A minor in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is available to complement other majors in the School of Health Sciences and in other programs, such as environmental health, human resource development, engineering, biology or chemistry. A minimum of 24 credit hours is required for the EHS minor. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Wellness and Health Promotion Minor

A minor of 20 credit hours in Wellness and Health Promotion is available to students majoring in other programs across the university such as anthropology, integrative studies, health sciences, human resource development, psychology, or sociology. Several credit hours can be used to satisfy University General Education requirements. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.