Sanitarian Registration Program Apply for a New Registration - Education

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Registration requires a bachelor's degree with at least 30 hours of coursework as specified in the rules (see below).

RULE §140.106 Educational Requirements

(a) Purpose. This section sets out the initial educational requirements for examination and registration as a sanitarian or sanitarian-in-training.

(b) Core educational requirements for initial registration include the following.

  (1) Acceptable courses are air pollution; anatomy; animal science; bacteriology; biochemistry; biology; biomedical science; biophysics (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); biostatistics; botany; cell physiology; chemical engineering; chemistry; community health; computer science (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); dairy science; ecology; embryology (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); entomology; environmental health; environmental science; environmental diseases; environmental law; epidemiology; food bacteriology; food science; food technology; genetics; geophysics; geology; hazardous waste; histology; hydrogeology; hydrology; industrial hygiene; infectious diseases; limnology; mathematics (beyond algebra--no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); courses taken in an accredited allopathic or osteopathic school of medicine (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); meteorology (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); microbiology; molecular biology; occupational health; occupational safety; parasitology; pathology; physics (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); physiology; plant taxonomy; public health; public health education (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); public health law; radiological health; sanitary engineering; soil science; statistics (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); toxicology; vector control; veterinary medical courses (no more than six semester hours or its equivalent); veterinary public health; virology; wastewater treatment; water quality; and zoology.

  (2) Courses considered not acceptable are anthropology; archaeology; astronomy; education; geography; government; history; kinesiology; languages; physical education; psychology; and sociology.

  (3) Courses not listed may be submitted for consideration for acceptance by the department.

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Last updated November 18, 2013