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.

Coursework15 units
APSY 285
Abnormal Psychology
APSY 350
Social Psychology
APSY 425
Crisis Counseling and Intervention
APSY 435
Gender Issues in Psychology
APSY 470
Positive Psychology
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.