One Health Undergraduate Certificate Program Launched at Fontbonne University, St Louis, Missouri (USA)


Fontbonne University, in partnership with the Institute for Conservation Medicine at the St. Louis Zoological Park, is launching an undergraduate certificate program in One Health.  The interdisciplinary approach that One Health takes toward the increasingly complex problems facing all health is perfectly suited for upper-division science students who are interested in having an impact in the world.  Information about the certificate program can be found at

“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.”

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Provided to One Health Initiative website May 27, 2014 by:


Elizabeth Rayhel, PhD

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

Fontbonne University

St Louis, Missouri (USA)


Dr. Rayhel is a One Health Supporter/advocate