The Psychology of Health and Wellness
With an ever-changing health care landscape, health consultants are needed. The purpose of the health psychology specialization is to provide an in-depth understanding of the total matrix of factors influencing psychological and physical health and illness. Graduates will be instructed on how to apply biopsychosocial principles in a variety of settings and carry out research related to health psychology. This specialization familiarizes you with the latest theory, research and practice in the field of health psychology. Taught by professors who all hold doctoral degrees, you will explore the important interaction between the body and the mind, and the factors that influence physical and psychological health, such as stress and nutrition. With this specialization, students can learn how to coach others on preventing illness, promoting good health and overcoming psychological and physical obstacles.
The NCU Difference
Northcentral University’s Department of Psychology delivers PhD, master’s, bachelor’s, and graduate certificate programsin psychology that emphasize the knowledge, skills, practical application and values that are integral to the field. NCU’s education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. Ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility, we use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in psychology, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.
"I owe it to NCU, to the level of professionalism and excellence, to my chair and to my mentors. I did it, but they did it with me. They walked by my side in a way and understood my life events. I just got a really, really good education." - Sarah Magnes, PhD in Psychology (2016)
Note on Licensure: NCU’s psychology programs are not licensure programs and do not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.