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APU to Support Member Education and Professional Development for National Environmental Health Association

Charles Town, WV, and Denver, CO, June 25, 2012American Public University (APU) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to create awareness of APU’s quality online academic programs to support the professional development needs of NEHA’s members and students in the area of Environmental Health.

“NEHA appreciates the generous support of the American Public University and their dedication to providing NEHA members with an additional and valuable option for higher education,” said Nelson Fabian, Executive Director at NEHA. This effort will provide additional resources as well as opportunities to access affordable career-relevant online programs to help further prepare environmental health professionals with knowledge, skills, and expertise to address the challenges of today’s workplace.

American Public University, in conjunction with NEHA and the American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS), is also sponsoring the Student Mentoring Program at the NEHA 2012 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition this coming week in San Diego, CA. Additionally, APU has also donated scholarship funds to the NEHA/AAS Scholarship program, which offers financial assistance to past and present members to pursue further studies in environmental health sciences and/or public health.

As a leading trade organization with international reach, NEHA provides multiple industry certifications in the field of environmental health to professionals and students nationwide. As part of the agreement, APU will evaluate NEHA industry certifications for the potential award of academic transfer credit.

“NEHA’s specialized industry certifications are widely recognized across the nation and in over 40 countries,” said Tatiana Sehring, Senior Manager of APU’s Strategic Relationships for Environmental Leadership and Sustainability. “We’re pleased to work together with NEHA to further support their education goals and professional development in the industry as well as create an invaluable source of knowledge exchange between our two organizations”.

 About National Environmental Health Association

National Environmental Health Association is one of the most influential industry associations for environmental health professionals. Founded in 1937 by practitioners who wanted to establish a standard of excellence for the profession, that standard has come to be known as the Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) credential. Since that time, NEHA has developed additional credentials that evidence mastery of specialized knowledge in the environmental health industry. 

Soni Fink, National Environmental Health Association
303.756.9090 Ext. 314