Health Psychology—online degree
Concentration: Applied Behavior Analysis
The online Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis provides the theoretical background for how psychological, behavioral, cultural and social factors influence health and illness. You will gain an extensive overview of health psychology, as well as specific courses to help you prepare for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) knowledge exam.
Learn the application of applied behavior analysis, including building the skills of children in school settings; enhancing the development, abilities and choices of children and adults with different kinds of disabilities; and enhancing the performance and satisfaction of employees in organizations and businesses.
Course of study
You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology in 18–22 months upon completion of 125 semester credits in general education, major, and elective requirements. Learn about transferring credits toward your program of study.
After completing your general education and elective requirements, your Health Psychology program includes the following courses:
Courses are offered online only: access, complete and submit coursework electronically; interact online with professors and students
What can you do with health psychology and applied behavior analysis?
Applied behavior analysis is a growing field, with jobs available in the public and private sectors in hospitals and home settings, clinics, classrooms and more.
Northwestern’s Health Psychology program will prepare you to take the exam to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).
Some jobs available to people with a BCaBA and/or additional education in health psychology or applied behavior analysis include: