Health Psychology

Health Psychology is a concentration of the Psychology major

This concentration would be valuable to students who wish to improve health related behaviors or who anticipate working with individuals in a helping relationship. It would also be beneficial to students who are planning to do graduate work in psychology or in another field in which health is an important component.


PSY 1030 Introduction to Psychology

Concentration Courses:

PSY 2070 Motivation
* PSY 2330 Drugs and Behavior
PSY/BIOL/WGS 2450 Human Sexuality
* PSY 2500 Behavior Change: Theory and Practice
PSY 3120 Counseling Theory
PSY 3130 Brain and Behavior
PSY 3200 Stress, Coping and Adaption
* PSY 3350 Health Psychology
PSY 3450 Internship and/or PSY 4000

* core courses

Independent Research is strongly recommended.

Associated courses which students are encouraged to consider:

BIOL/HE 2520 Nutrition
PE 2500 Physical Awareness: A Wellness Approach
SCI 1020 The Human Body

* core courses

Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program

The Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program at Curry College is designed to help students interested in health services fields identify and pursue a major that will lead to internships and employment in the health care industry following graduation. Students selected for this program will take a common set of courses their first year and have the opportunity to participate in workshops and events throughout the year that assist with identifying strengths and interests and expose them to options in health related professions. At the end of the first year, EHP students will have the opportunity to declare their major and plan their pathway to graduation.

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