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Health Psychology

Health Psychology concentration program plan [PDF]

Note: The Health Psychology concentration is no longer offered. The program plan is available here for continuing students. Prospective students should consider the new Health Promotion and Disease Prevention concentration.

What is Health Psychology?

Health psychologists work in a variety of health-related settings (clinics, schools, non-profit organizations, insurance or pharmaceutical companies) and apply psychological principles and research to real-world health problems. Specific topics include health behavior interventions, health promotion, wellness education, health care policy and health services research.

How do I know Health Psychology is the right concentration for me?

You enjoy working with people to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle. You have an interest in current issues and problems facing the health care industry. You are interested in assisting companies, schools, or organizations develop and evaluate health-related programs or interventions.