Health Behavior addresses the behavioral, social, and cultural factors related to individual and population health and health disparities. Students in our program apply social and behavioral science theories and methodology to predict and explain health-related behaviors as well as develop and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs.

We emphasize the importance of community-based participatory research and the application of research findings through a variety of behavioral and social science health promotion strategies. Classes are engaging, interactive, and relevant to current health issues.

Health Behavior students have opportunities to become involved in faculty research projects on a broad range of health issues, including:

  • community-based health promotion
  • family and adolescent health
  • health communication
  • homelessness
  • obesity prevention/lifestyle interventions
  • prevention and control of addictive behaviors
  • program evaluation
  • sexual health risks including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

Graduates of the Health Behavior program have found employment in local, state, and federal agencies; non-profit/community-based organizations; private research foundations; and in academic settings.

Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Research and Practice

Research and Practice

Faculty

Faculty

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