Interdisciplinary Education and Training

Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC)

The CARERC is one of 18 university-based occupational safety and health training programs sponsored by NIOSH/CDC. The CARERC combines the academic resources of five colleges at the University of Kentucky (UK) and two colleges at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) to provide a fully equipped and recognized resource for occupational safety and health research and training in our region. As a result of this partnership between two leading institutions of higher education, we offer graduate programs and continuing education in Occupational Safety, Occupational Medicine Residency, Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Epidemiology, Occupational Athletic Training, Mining Health & Safety, and Agricultural Safety & Health.