The Psychology Of Health – hca250 (3 credits)

In this course, the student is introduced to the psychological factors that relate to maintaining a healthy workplace. The course also exposes the student to management elements of cultural diversity, collaboration, and healthy behaviors.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Psychology of Health in the Workplace

  • Describe the relationship between health and psychology.
  • Identify how lifestyle choices impact health and psychology in the workplace.

Managing Stress and Illness in the Workplace

  • Describe the relationship between stress and health.
  • Identify steps to reduce stress in the workplace.

Management of Workplace Psychology

  • Assess workplace motivation techniques.
  • Describe the influence of organizational culture.
  • Describe the role of management in workplace psychology.

Managing Change in the Workplace

  • Identify the role of human resources as it relates to managing change in the workplace.
  • Describe strategies to manage change and innovation.

Health and Behavior in the Workplace

  • Identify factors that influence health-related behavior.
  • Describe the impact of health promotion programs.

Employee Assistance and Substance Abuse

  • Identify the role of Employee Assistance programs in the workplace.
  • Explain the relationship between mental health and substance abuse.
  • Explain the impact of substance abuse in the workplace.

Violence in the Workplace

  • Identify sources of violence in the workplace.
  • Explain strategies to manage the impact of violence.

Planning in the Workplace

  • Describe decision-making techniques in the workplace.
  • Assess individual and group decision making process in the workplace.

Future of Health Psychology

  • Identify future trends in health psychology.
  • Describe careers and training in health psychology.

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