School of Nursing and Health

Environmental Health and Community Health In Nigerian Institutions

Environmental health is a multidisciplinary subject and cuts across all sections and all levels of society. This course helps in environmental pollution control and protection of populations from the impact of environmental hazards.

The programme is thus intended to train people with various backgrounds in science, engineering and social sciences to tackle the most commonly occurring environmental problems with a view to safeguarding the health of communities.

Most Universities in Nigeria offers Community health and Environment health at Masters or PhD level. Few Universities offer B.sc Environmental health and Community health but there are good numbers of Colleges of health technology that offers the two courses as Environmental health technology and Community health.

Schools offering B.Sc Environmental health and Community Health

  • Kwara State University
  • National Open University
  • Madonna University
  • Babcock University

Admission Requirements

Five O’level credit passes in Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Health science not more than two sittings.

Direct Entry: OND upper credit in relevant subject.

Universities offering Public Health Technology

  • Babcock University
  • Bauchi State University
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • University of Calabar
  • Madonna University
  • Osun State University

JAMB subject combination: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

O’level: Five SSCE credit passes in Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Health science not more than two sittings.

PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Bauchi State University
  • Abia State University
  • AUE

JAMB subject combination: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Schools offering M.Sc and Ph.D in Environmental Health and Community Health

  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • Lagos State University
  • University of Nigeria
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University

Admission Requirement:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant programme (with at least a 2nd class).
  • Experience in health, education, and social welfare or other appropriate Ministry, Agency or Institution may be an added advantage.
  • Applicants with additional postgraduate experience shall have added Advantage.
  • Applicants with a minimum average of 60% in relevant and applicable M.Sc degree can apply directly for Ph.D.

Colleges offering Community Health

  • ACHTECH (Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology, Aba,)
  • AMINU-DABO (Aminu Dabo College of Health Sciences and Technology)
  • CHST-IJERO (College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti)
  • COTECH-CAL (College of Health Technology, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar)
  • COTECH-ZAW (College of Health Technology, Zawan, Plateau State)
  • EMIRATES (Emirates College of Health Sciences and Technology, Kano)
  • KWACOHTECH (Kwara State College of Health Technology)
  • NGCHTECH (New Gate College of Health Technology, Minna)
  • NKST-COTECH (NKST College of Health Technology,Gboko, Benue)
  • ODSOHTECH (Ondo State School of Health Technology)
  • OGCOHTECH (Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu)
  • SHEHU IDRIS (Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology, Makarfi)

Admission Requirements

Five (5) SSC credit passes in Mathematics, Biology/Health Science and any three (3) from the following: Nutrition, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, Nigerian Language Plus at least a pass in English Language, Food and Nutrition/Home Management.

Colleges offering Environmental Health Technology

  • ACHTECH
  • AMINU-DABO
  • ANSCOHTECH (Anambra State College of Health Technology)
  • CHST-IJERO
  • COHTECH-OFU (Delta State College of Health Technology)
  • COTECH-CAL
  • COTECH-LG (Lagos State College of Health Technology)
  • COTECH-ZAW
  • EMIRATES
  • GCHSTECH (Gombe State College of Health Sciences and Technology)
  • IMOCOL-NHS (Imo State College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • KWACOHTECH
  • MLN-COTECH (Millennium College of Health Technology, Akure)
  • NGCHTECH
  • ODSOHTECH
  • OGCOHTECH
  • POGIL (Pogil College of Health Technology)
  • RIVCOST (Rivers State College of Health Science)
  • SHEHU IRIS
  • SHIM-UBTH (School of Health Information Management, (University of Benin Teaching Hospital))

Admission Requirements

Same as Community Health

Read: List of Schools offering Nursing and admission requirements

Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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