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The Health Psychology specialization educates students on the complex relationship among psychological, social, and biological factors implicated in health and illness. This research-focused program prepares students to work in a variety of settings, such as health and wellness centers, corporations, research institutions, and academic institutions in research, teaching, psychoeducational, and administrative positions.
Health Psychology students will be able to develop the strong theoretical background to design and conduct research on the biological, psychological, behavioral, social, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to health and illness. By learning how to apply advanced research methodologies, students can promote positive health behaviors and encourage change as a researcher in academic, medical, business, government, and community settings.
The Health Psychology specialization consists of a foundation course, core and specialization courses, three elective courses, demonstration of research competency, and a dissertation.