The Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology is a program designed for individuals who desire promotion and/or continued academic exposure in the field of psychology. The Master’s degree with an emphasis in health psychology focuses on psychological, biological and social factors influencing health and illness. Students pursuing a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Health Psychology will assist individuals or groups in preventing illness and promoting healthy behaviors.
Theory and research practices will be presented to prepare graduates to lead and influence change health among diverse communities. Exploration between the body and the mind will be explored so that interventions can be presented which will inspire positive change. Stress, nutrition, complementary and alternative medical approaches, eating disorders, medical compliance, and pain management are topics of interest, which will be explored in regards to how they affect health and illness. Graduates will be prepared to conduct research and work in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, private corporations, government settings, private agencies, and health care clinics.
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