Rhode Island College

2013-2014 Catalog


Health Psychology C.G.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum cumulative grade point av-erage of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  3. Prior course work in introductory psychology and research methods.
  4. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  5. Statement of professional goals, including how the program will prepare the candidate for these goals.
  6. Three letters of recommendation that address potential to succeed in a graduate program. Must include at least one letter from a psychology professor or from a professional within psychology or related field.
  7. A plan of study approved by the advisor and the appropriate dean.
  8. An interview may be required.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PSYC 424Health Psychology

4

Offered annually.
PSYC 500Research Design and Analysis I

3

Offered fall.
PSYC 501Research Design and Analysis II

3

Offered spring.

PSYC 500, PSYC 501: These courses must be completed within the first three semesters

TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HED 410Stress Management

3

Offered fall and spring.
 

HED 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Offered spring.
Or

NURS 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Offered spring.
 

NURS 508Public Health Science

3

Offered fall.
PSYC 558Seminar in Social Psychology

3

Offered spring (odd years).
PSYC 560Current Issues in Psychology

3

Offered as needed.

PSYC 560: This course must be on an approved health-related topic

Total Credit Hours: 16