M.S. in Psychology - Health Psychology
Offered By: Walden University
A Master's degree in Health Psychology will provide you with a multidisciplinary background spanning the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence health. The breadth of topics covered will allow you to gain a broad understanding of the field of psychology, along with a focus on the knowledge and skills required to work in the fields of illness prevention and health promotion. Apply psychology and public health theories and principles to your work as you increase your understanding of the effects of illness and stress. Upon graduation, you can pursue positions such as a research assistant, project manager, or behavior specialist in a variety of healthcare organizations, from primary care settings and inpatient medical units to community agencies.
Upon completion of the program, you should:
- Understand and apply psychological concepts and principles to psychophysiological wellness, health, and immunocompetence
- Understand and apply evidence-based psychological interventions that emphasize the role of stress on health
- Recognize the major social, behavioral, cultural, and biological factors that affect the health of individuals and populations
- Employ multicultural and global perspectives in understanding psychological theory, research, and practice
- Conceptualize a program evaluation plan that includes design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination aspects
Walden's M.S. in Psychology degrees prepare you to successfully pursue exciting new opportunities in a variety of areas including community agencies, healthcare settings, and educational or social services systems. While offering a large range of specializations, each individual program provides a solid education in the development and application of psychological theories and basic scientific methods. These skills will allow you to develop current skills, seek job advancement or being doctoral-level studies.