Top Schools for Health Psychology

Following are the top schools for health psychology programs:

University of California, Los Angeles - The Health Psychology Program at UCLA evolved in the early 1980s from social psychology program roots and NIMH training grant funds. The program has strong ties to the David Geffen School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. Trainees have received training and support from a number of interdisciplinary research centers, including California Center for Population Research, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, etc.

Virginia Commonwealth University - The health psychology program offers candidates the theoretical background and both basic and applied research skills needed to study the psychological, social, cultural, and behavioral bases of health and illness.

Bastyr University - The bachelor of science with a major in health psychology at Bastyr provides an excellent foundation for individuals who wish to pursue graduate studies in all areas of psychology, including clinical psychology, counseling fields and mind-body studies.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - The University initiated one of the first graduate programs in Health Psychology in 1977. It has a large number of faculty actively involved in Health Psychology research.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte - The University offers students an opportunity to obtain their Ph. D in Health Psychology in one of the following tracks: General, Clinical, and Community.

The University of Iowa - The Health Psychology program is concerned with the application of psychological theory, methods and treatment to the understanding and promotion of physical health. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for top positions in colleges, universities, medical schools, governmental agencies or industry.

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