2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    Jul 19, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Psychology and Behavior - BS in Public Health


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The challenges of health and well-being in today’s world require health professionals equipped to understand the social, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive factors associated with disease, illness, and injury. These factors may vary by geography, culture, race/ethnicity, or human experience. This concentration is designed to give students the academic preparation necessary to influence health behavior and affect health outcomes.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (80 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (20 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Electives (20 cr.)


Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Elective credits should total 20 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.