Healthcare Environmental and Hospitality Services Certificate

College of Education and Human Ecology

The Department of Human Sciences within the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is proud to offer the undergraduate certificate program in Healthcare Environmental and Hospitality Services. This program is designed to prepare hospitality and healthcare professionals for a meaningful future in leadership positions, with possible career outcomes such as Environmental Service Managers. Currently, there is no other academic program in the United States that directly prepares professionals for supervisory positions in healthcare environmental services. This online certificate program helps to bridge the current gap in educational opportunities available to professionals employed within the healthcare environmental services sector.

Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online
Time to Completion: 
2 semesters

Sample Courses


Introduction to Healthcare Environmental and Hospitality Services

An application and discussion of healthcare business and analysis of critical healthcare areas in relation to hospitality business.

Infection Prevention in Healthcare and Hospitality

An application and discussion of introductory microbiology, epidemiology, infection prevention and sanitation in healthcare and hospitality facilities.
CSHSPMG 3191-02

Healthcare Environmental Services Internship

Supervised and practical experience at a department-approved internship site related to environmental services in healthcare. Includes investigation and analysis of assigned problems and documentation of experience.

Consumer Experience in Healthcare and Hospitality Services

An application and discussion of hospitality principles and customer experience management in the healthcare industry.

Featured Faculty

Senior Lecturer
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