Heartland Center trainees in Agricultural Safety and Health (ASH) become professionals with the knowledge and skills to anticipate, detect, diagnose, evaluate and control the health and safety hazards of agricultural workers.
Graduates have gone on to set up medical practices in rural areas, to conduct research for NIOSH, to serve as professors in academic institutions, and many other activities that promote greater protection for this important population.
Funding from the Heartland Center – we’ll help pay for your graduate degree.
All students admitted to a Heartland Center training program are automatically considered for funding.
Financial support typically consists of fully paid tuition and a monthly stipend.
Heartland Center funding is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
Training Program Requirements
Students interested in the ASH training program and in receiving the funding offered by the Heartland Center must enroll in one of the following degree programs:
PhD students must complete the requirements for the PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health along with the following courses:
ASH PhD Training Program required courses
OEH:7040Preceptorship in OEH3 s.h.**
|OEH:6110||Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine||3 s.h.|
|OEH:6120||Topics in Agriculture and Rural Health||3 s.h.*|
|OEH:5410||Occupational Safety||3 s.h.|
|EPID:5570||Zoonotic Diseases||3 s.h.|
|OEH:7020||Independent Study in OEH||4 s.h.|
*Enroll three times for 1 s.h. each time
**May be waived with advisor approval if the student’s prior experience or research provides contact with agricultural working environments
Admissions Requirements for MS in ASH and PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health:
For more information contact:
Brianne Schwarz, Graduate Program Coordinator