Develop an interdisciplinary foundation for further psychological inquiry and application as pertaining to all facets of health, and use health psychology principles to improve life and give more meaningful service to others.
Combine the Essential Elements of Psychology and Health
Build a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel as you gain a desire for life-long learning and a quality education in the field of psychology. You will receive a solid foundation in research, theory, and application that will adequately prepare you for life and successful career opportunities.
I'm so grateful I saw that health psychology poster on campus and went to speak with Brother Wright and switch majors. It has changed my life for the better and helped me discover a field that I am passionate about and feel confident I can make a difference in.Kolby H.,
Graduates with a degree in Art have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Highlighted Career Paths
Clinical Health Psychologist
Clinical health psychologists combine their knowledge of psychology with their knowledge of the healthcare system to help patients emotionally, psychologically, and physically overcome illness, emotional turmoil, and stress. They often work in hospitals and help patients cope with severe illnesses, disabilities, or traumatic life-changing surgeries.
Occupational therapist help people through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They spend time with patients and helping them develop a plan to become stronger or more able to do the activities they need or want to do in their daily lives. This includes evaluating patients' lives and helping them know what they need to do to reach their goals, as well as completing a post evaluation to determine if goals are being reached or if plans need to be revised.
Sports psychologists work to help athletes have a positive outlook despite setbacks, losses, or distractions. They work to help performers maintain their mental state to help increase performance and reduce distractions.
Life and health coaches are supportive mentors who motivate individuals to cultivate positive health choices. They educate and support clients to help them achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments. Proper training programs and certification ensure that health coaches know how to work with diverse groups of people and equips them with the tools necessary to best fit the needs of their clients.
Counselors help people reflect on their emotions, behaviors, and their lives. They usually do not give advice but instead often help patients work through problems on their own and create a plan of action. The main job for a counselor is to help the client become self-sufficient and, over time, learn to cope and overcome any problems.
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Getting started in this degree
Students will complete 15 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if MAJOR is right for you, take the following classes first:
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