Psychology in the Health Care Profession
The Psychology in the Health Care Profession emphasis allows learners to specialize in the aspect of the health care industry concerned with how people react and cope with illness, as well as how people make decisions around health and wellness. The emphasis brings together biology, psychology, and behavior and social factors to determine how they influence patients and providers in health care professions.
Career Opportunities: Service in a variety of health care organizations, including hospitals, clinics, and public health institutions. Work in clinical settings conducting clinical interviews with patients and behavioral assessments. Conduct health psychology research about topics such as exercise motivation, patient compliance motivation, and risk factors for various diseases. Prepares learners for graduate-level studies.
This 15-unit emphasis may be paired with the following programs: B.A. in Applied Psychology, B.A. in Applied Studies, B.A. in Leadership, B.A. in Management, B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Health Sciences, and B.S. in Information Systems.
APSY 285Abnormal Psychology
APSY 350Social Psychology
APSY 425Crisis Counseling and Intervention
APSY 435Gender Issues in Psychology
APSY 470Positive Psychology