Health Psychology

Explore the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence health. You can gain a broad understanding of psychological theories, principles, and research strategies while focusing on the knowledge and skills required to prevent illness and to promote healthy behaviors. This specialization can prepare you for a career improving services to patients and staff in medical centers, including health maintenance organizations, rehabilitation centers, pain management centers, and public health agencies. For your last two quarters of study, you can choose among course options to focus on your interests or on your goal of earning a doctoral degree.

Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Health Psychology – MS in Psychology Only Track

The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence.
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 6002 Course Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6200 Course Themes and Theories of Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6215 Course Lifespan Development Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6701 Course Culture and Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code RSCH 6110 Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6745 Course Health Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6800 Course Applied Psychology Research Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6748 Course Stress and Coping Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6242 Course Changing Health Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6393 Course MS in Psychology Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Health Psychology - Doctoral Preparation Track

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 6002 Course Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6200 Course Themes and Theories of Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6215 Course Lifespan Development Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6701 Course Culture and Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code RSCH 6110 Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6745 Course Health Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6210 Course Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6748 Course Stress and Coping Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6242 Course Changing Health Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 6393 Course MS in Psychology Capstone Credits (5 cr.)
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