Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Health Psychology C.G.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum cumulative grade point average 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

Annually.
PSYC 500Research Design and Analysis I

3

Fall.
PSYC 501Research Design and Analysis II

3

Spring.

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

TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 410Stress Management

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Spring.
NURS 508Public Health Science

3

Fall.
PSYC 558Seminar in Social Psychology

3

Spring (odd years).
PSYC 560Current Issues in Psychology

3

As needed.

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

Total Credit Hours: 16