The Health Psychology specialization provides students with a broad understanding of the field of psychology, along with a specific focus on the knowledge and skills required to work in the fields of health, illnesses, prevention of illnesses, and health promotion. Students participate in courses that stimulate critical thinking through the use of applied learning methods (such as program evaluation) that facilitate applications of psychological theories and principles to the understanding of the impact of illnesses and stress on the health of individuals. The program specialization provides students with basic qualifications to begin work in the field of health psychology. It prepares students to start entry-level careers in healthcare organizations, communities, mental health agencies, and other settings. This specialization also provides a strong foundation for a doctoral degree in health psychology.
45 total quarter credit hours
Professional Development Plan with program of study (included in PSYC 6001)