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Keyin College Announces a Second Degree Articulation Agreement with Cape Breton University

July 20, 2012 (St. John’s, NL) – Keyin College and Cape Breton University have a second articulation agreement.  The new agreement will see students who have completed Keyin College’s 2 year Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) diploma program qualify to receive 72 credits out of 120 towards the Cape Breton University Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health) Degree.  Upon completion of the Keyin College OHS diploma students applying to CBU need only complete 7 online courses and 9 courses on-site at CBU to become eligible for the Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree.

“With only five such programs in all of Canada, our Public Health degree is the only one of its kind east of Toronto” said Bob Bailey, Vice-President Academic & Professional Studies at CBU.  “CBU’s partnership with Keyin College comes naturally, given the need for such professionals in NL and the quality of both Keyin College’s and CBU’s programs.  We can provide a great path for Keyin grads to move towards great careers in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

“We are very pleased and excited to offer our students the opportunity to complete their University Degrees by attending CBU after they have studied at our institution”, said Des Whelan, President of Keyin College.  “The partnership with Cape Breton University opens doors for our graduates as well as our current students to further their education in this very worthwhile and competitive field.”

Cape Breton University is home to more than 3,200 students offering a range of academic programs that assist students in meeting educational, cultural and economic goals.  Cape Breton University’s education, training and discovery models have helped shape the progress of the Atlantic Canadian region and its people for 30 years. www.cbu.ca.

Keyin College has been in operation since March 17, 1980 and rapidly became a leading private, post-secondary college in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Today, Keyin College has eight campuses and five adult learning centers province wide.

Background

Public Health has been defined as what we, as a society, do collectively to ensure the conditions for people to be healthy.  The interdisciplinary nature of public health practice demands that all practitioners of public health develop skill sets that allow them to support each other, to develop surge capacity, particularly in times of crisis or emergency.  This program aims to support the development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified as core competencies for public health practice.  In addition to core competencies, practitioners must develop the discipline specific competencies required of their area of specialty.  The focus of this degree program is the environmental public health dimension of public health.  At the completion of the Degree program, graduates are academically eligible to take the national certification examinations leading to the credential Certified Public Health Inspector (Canada) CPHI(C).