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PSY302 Health Psychology

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of Health Psychology. Students will be introduced to different medical disorders and diseases and their impact on the psychological health and functioning of individuals with these disorders. Students will study physical limitations and adaptations. Psychological treatments of persons with disorders and physical limitations will be introduced. Topics covered will include depression and illness, traumatic injuries, neuromuscular diseases, cancer, and chronic pain. Also covered will be the use of psychological techniques to improve behaviors for wellness including smoking cessation, proper nutrition, and exercise. Such methods of treatment will include biofeedback, relaxation and behavioral goal setting.

Pre-requisite: PSY201 Introduction to Psychology
Co-requisite: ENG102 Academic English II