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One Health Certificate
One Health is a new and rapidly growing field combining human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental conservation to study the interconnectedness of the world in which we live. As human and animal populations coexist in closer environments, the health and well-being of all become intertwined. Diseases like avian flu and epidemics like colony collapse in bee populations impact both groups. Through Fontbonne’s new certificate, One Health students will take a close look at the intersection of disease transmission, climate change, public health, animal health and more as they explore this increasingly critical field.
- Students who study One Health might consider careers in medicine, animal medicine, public health or wildlife management.
- Available to both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students
- Combines foundational prerequisite courses with specific, upper-division One Health courses
- Interdisciplinary in nature
- Developed through a partnership with the Saint Louis Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Medicine
- One of the first undergraduate One Health programs in the country
- Internships and in-field learning experiences are potentially available through our Saint Louis Zoo partnership.