The JCHS Health Psychology (HPSY) program is one of only a few of its type
in the United States, and the only baccalaureate program in Virginia to focus specifically on this area of healthcare.
The program is a great major for students interested in the connection between health and behavior who want to work in positions where they can influence healthy lifestyles
in people of all ages and backgrounds.
The field of Health Psychology emphasizes
a combination of biological, behavioral and social factors in health, wellness and disease. Health Psychology looks at ways
of optimizing health, preventing and treating illness, and reducing the risk of disease through the interplay of medical, behavioral and emotional factors.
The unique curriculum of the JCHS HPSY Program offers you the opportunity to:
Participate in important research.
HSPY students at JCHS have opportunities
to conduct research, working directly with faculty members on projects through design, data collection, data analysis, and
dissemination of research findings.
This groundbreaking practical research
can lead to important advances in how
care is provided to patients in our region