The Integrated Wellness track in the Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology explores the integration of mind, body and spirit – equipping students to help people improve their quality of life. The program also focuses on addressing systemic problems in society and social institutions.
The curriculum blends the study of psychology with health, the healing arts, wellness and fitness. Graduates are prepared to critically evaluate the scientific literature and relate current research and advances in health psychology to the fundamental principles of health and wellness. This track provides students with the most open electives, facilitating the opportunity to integrate the study of psychology with the many electives offered through other Bastyr undergraduate programs like nutrition, exercise science and herbal science.
A Foundation for Further Study
This degree provides an excellent foundation for graduate degrees in all areas of psychology, including clinical psychology, counseling fields and mind-body studies. Students will be well-prepared to continue on to graduate work in social work, public health, therapy and education.
Students seeking to join the workforce directly after completing their bachelor's degree have opportunities in social services, human resources, research, volunteer organizations, health services and the fitness and wellness industry.