PSY-257: Health Psychology

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Health Psychology
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
PSY-131 with a C grade or higher
Course Description

Explores the psychological dimensions of health and the prevention and management of illness. Emphasizes interaction between biological, social, and psychological factors in health and medical problems. Topics include the history and research methods of health psychology, biological foundations of health and illness, stress, prevention and positive psychology, exercise, sleep, and injury control, nutrition and eating disorders, substance abuse, chronic and life-threatening illnesses, complementary and alternative medicine, pain management, and the role of health psychology in healthcare settings.

MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department

Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201 and F-138
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.