Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology - Integrated Wellness

Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology - Integrated Wellness

Quick Facts

Location

Kenmore, Washington campus

General Requirements

  • Completion of the equivalent of two years of college course work
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses
  • 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in the basic proficiency, science and general education categories 

Length of Program

  • 2 years, full time
  • Convenient Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule of required classes

Tuition and Financial Aid

Career Opportunities

The Integrated Wellnes track is the best choice if you plan to pursue a graduate education in psychology (i.e., clinical or counseling psychology, East-West ,or existential psychology, ecopsychology). This track is also excellent preparation for work within the health and wellness, psychosocial research, and nonprofit or governmental fields.

Summary

The Integrated Wellness track in the Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology explores the integration of mind, body and spirit – equipping students to help people improve their quality of life. The program also focuses on addressing systemic problems in society and social institutions.

The curriculum blends the study of psychology with health, the healing arts, wellness and fitness. Graduates are prepared to critically evaluate the scientific literature and relate current research and advances in health psychology to the fundamental principles of health and wellness. This track provides students with the most open electives, facilitating the opportunity to integrate the study of psychology with the many electives offered through other Bastyr undergraduate programs like nutrition, exercise science and herbal science.

A Foundation for Further Study

This degree provides an excellent foundation for graduate degrees in all areas of psychology, including clinical psychology, counseling fields and mind-body studies. Students will be well-prepared to continue on to graduate work in social work, public health, therapy and education. 

Students seeking to join the workforce directly after completing their bachelor's degree have opportunities in social services, human resources, research, volunteer organizations, health services and the fitness and wellness industry.

Prerequisites

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Entering undergraduates must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA with a grade of C or better in basic proficiency and science requirement courses. Exceptional applicants who do not meet this minimum requirement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Prior to enrolling, students must have completed 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in specific proficiencies and general education requirements. Students may apply to the program while completing prerequisite coursework.

Basic Proficiency and Science Requirements

English Literature or Composition 9 quarter credits
College Algebra 4 quarter credits
General Psychology 3 quarter credits
Public Speaking 3 quarter credits
Survey level General Biology with lab 4 quarter credits

General Education Requirements

Natural Science 12 quarter credits
Arts and Humanities 15 quarter credits
Social Sciences 15 quarter credits
Electives 25 quarter creditsThe number of elective credits may vary depending upon the exact number of quarter credits earned in the other prerequisite categories. Total prerequisite credits must equal at least 90 quarter credits.

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Curriculum

The curriculum tables below list the tentative schedule of courses each quarter. Next to each course are the number of credits per course (Crdt.), the lecture hours each week (Lec.), the lab/clinic hours each week (L/C) and the total contact hours for the course over the entire quarter (Tot).

Students interested in graduate study in psychology should complete the Health Psychology track with the research project option.

Expected Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology program follows the American Psychological Association expected learning outcomes for undergraduate education:

  • Knowledge base in psychology
  • Scientific inquiry and critical thinking
  • Ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world
  • Communication
  • Professional development
  • Understanding the importance of the biopsychosocial model with emphasis on the topics of stress, coping, social support, health behavior and the role of spirituality in well-being

The attached PDF is the proposed curriculum for students starting in Fall 2018. Please note that changes to the curriculum may still occur before the start of the Fall 2018 academic year. For the 2018-2019 course catalog, click here.

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