2021-2022 University Catalog 
    Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog
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BSHS 301 - Health Psychology

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of Health Psychology. Students will be introduced to different medical disorders and diseases and the implications for the psychological health and impact on psychological functioning of individuals with these disorders. Students will study physical limitations and adaptations. They will understand basic ADA law and how to make buildings accessible. Psychological treatments for persons with disorders and physical limitations will be introduced. Topics covered will include depression and illness, traumatic injuries, neuromuscular diseases, cancer, and chronic pain. Also covered will be the use of psychological techniques to improve behaviors for wellness including smoking cessation, proper nutrition, and exercise. Such methods of treatment will include biofeedback, relaxation and behavioral goal setting.
Course Delivery Model(s)
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 0
Total Hours: 45

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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