Minor in Health Psychology

Catalog Year: 2022-2023


This minor is designed to help students better understand psychological factors that influence overall health. The courses provide instruction on factors that have the potential to impact both physical and psychological health. These include the roles of cognitive processes, health beliefs and behaviors, emotions, psychosocial circumstances and personality traits, all factors that may influence overall health and well-being.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Core Courses

PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core) 3
PSYC 408 Psychological Fitness 3
PSYC 417 Science of Well Being 3
Total Credits 9


Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following: 9
Developmental Psychology (Mason Core)  
Research Methods in Psychology  
Clinical Psychology  
Abnormal Psychology  
Special Topics 1  
Foundations of Health Communication  
Introduction to Health Behavior (Mason Core)  
Bioethics (Mason Core)  
Stress and Well-Being (Mason Core)  
Total Credits 9