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Health Psychology Overview

What is Health Psychology?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Psychology is a degree completion program which provides avenues for students who seek entry into health service professions, integrating faith and learning into each step of their professional development. Students gain an understanding of psychological and behavioral factors that impact a person’s physical and mental health. Students address health care delivery at individual, family, group, organizational and institutional levels.

With the ever-changing landscape of healthcare across the world, there is a growing need for health service professionals to fill roles in this field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014), graduates with Health Psychology degrees may find a projected growth in employment opportunities between 15 and 27 percent from 2012 to 2022. 

Program Features

  • Transfer friendly – able to accept up to 81 credit hours of the 120 credit hour program. Students complete the remaining 39 credits through GU's accelerated online program.
  • Our Prior Learning Assessment process allows students the opportunity to earn credit through life experience.
  • Willing to accept up to 30 credit hours of vocational or technical courses
  • Caring faculty with professional experience.


Take the first steps toward your career goals with a Bachelor of Science degree from Greenville University. With Health Psychology Online, we offer courses online at an accelerated pace to help you reach your career goals sooner with the flexibility to manage your current responsibilities.

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Tuition and Fees:

$459/Credit Hour

Completion Time:

14 - 24 Months

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology program may find employability in the following areas:

  • Social Services
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Community and Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Health Education
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Medical/Dental Office Administration
  • Probation and Parole
  • Hospital Quality Administration

The program also prepares graduates to pursue further education and training through graduate programs of study including, but not limited to, the following fields:

  • Adult Clinical Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Family Therapy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Nursing
  • Health Organization Management
  • Physician Assistant
  • Chaplaincy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology

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