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Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine

Northcentral University



The online Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine degree from Northcentral University offers students a flexible option for developing as a well-rounded knowledge of research, teaching, and clinical practice as it relates to areas of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine.

This online degree in Health Psychology - Behavioral Medicine offers students an online option for studying the total matrix of factors influencing the psychological and physical health of people as well as takes a biopsychosocial approach in accounting for illness and behavioral health.

In each of the online Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Health courses, individuals will study a variety of topics, including:

  • Advanced Topics in Health Psychology
  • Advanced Topics in Psychoneuroimmuology
  • Advanced Topics in Behavioral Nutrition
  • Behavioral Medicine I: Mind-Body Connection
  • Behavioral Medicine II: Body-Mind Connection
  • Psychopharmacology

Students in the online PhD in psychology - Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine will be introduced to research in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and biologic actions of psychopharmacological and alternative agents which are currently in use, as well as to the indications for prescribing the agents, the side effects which may occur, the effects of withdrawing therapy, and the clinical considerations for the psychologist in referring the patient for medication evaluation.

Students must have a Masters degree from an accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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