This is a full-time, one-year intensive program. The curriculum has been developed to focus on developing skills during the first semester, so students are better prepared for their fieldwork in their second and third semesters.
Typical class schedule
Fall semester classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between and 5:00-9:00pm.
Spring semester classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5:00-9:00pm, plus one eight-our day of fieldwork per week.
Summer Semester classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5:00-9:00pm, plus one eight-our day of fieldwork per week.
This program is designed for students who:
- Interested in human behavior, especially the intersection between mental and physical health, and want to start a career in behavioral healthcare
- Currently working in the healthcare system and want to gain skills in leadership, program evaluation, and project management within a behavioral healthcare context
- Want a foundation for an advanced degree as a behavioral health professional, who understands behavioral health and has skills in working in multidisciplinary settings
At the completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Evaluate historical and contemporary health care systems, regulations, and policies
- Describe how health care systems serve diverse communities
- Analyze and evaluate the psychological and sociocultural factors that affect an individual's health behaviors
- Exhibit the knowledge and communication skills to work collaboratively with various health care professionals
- Use evidence-based research to analyze, evaluate, and propose improvements to health care systems
- Identify barriers to health care access and delivery, and propose solutions
- Actively contribute to the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective behavioral health care programs and campaigns in diverse settings