HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES - LEARN THE SCIENCE OF TOMORROW.
Have a positive influence on body and mind. Because often unhealthy behaviour, stress or illnesses are not necessarily due to medical or biological aspects. Psychological and social factors in particular can play an important role. Studying Health Psychology at the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) means that, in addition to health aspects, you will also learn about the methods of social psychology. Optimal foundations for your later career in the clinical, professional or digital health sector.
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You can complete your Health Psychology studies flexibly by distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at IU work and what your advantages are in the distance learning study model.
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Why you should study Health Psychology
A degree brings with it various advantages that can help you in the course of your career. You develop soft skills and abilities such as scientific work, which are important for your professional development and which you could not acquire in an apprenticeship. You can only reach certain positions and thus salary levels with an academic degree. Lifelong learning is also becoming increasingly important for our society and a Bachelor's or Master's degree simply ensures you better career and promotion opportunities and a successful future.
Your IU Studies in Health Psychology
The content of our Health Psychology programme is based on the recommendations of the Central Prevention Testing Centre. In addition to anatomical-medical and social-health basics, you will also be taught interdisciplinary knowledge. Psychological-diagnostic skills for the prevention and management of stress, addiction and immunological diseases are also a focus of the content. And if you want to go even deeper, you can specialise at the IU. For example, in the areas of health and coaching, m-health and health management.
A look into the future: what you will do after graduation
With a degree in Health Psychology, you have good chances of finding your dream job. One career option for you is in the field of m-health, mobile health (mobile devices support in a medical context). As an expert in m-health interventions, you will ensure patient-centred care at all times. Or as a health advisor you deal with people who want to maintain their health, avoid risk factors and prevent diseases. You provide detailed information and advice on healthy lifestyles and develop individual nutrition and treatment strategies. A position as a speaker for health and prevention is also conceivable - there are numerous opportunities available to you.
The most important questions about studying Health Psychology
As a university, IU deliberately does not have an NC. Here you simply study what you feel most like and what ideally suits your talents. Regardless of your grade point average. Studying without an NC is a matter of course for us, so that you will always get the place you want.
You can currently complete your Bachelor's degree in Health Psychology at the Virtual Campus, this means that you can study anywhere in Germany.
Yes, this is also possible at IU. In addition to the entrance qualification in the form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, interested students without an Abitur also have the opportunity to enter our Bachelor's programme. You can study health psychology without an Abitur if you have completed an advanced training course (e.g. as a Chamber of Industry and Commerce business administrator), have a master craftsman's certificate or have at least two years of vocational training and at least three years of subsequent work experience.
The Health Psychology Bachelor’s programme lasts for 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on which time model you choose. If you need more time and semesters for your studies, this is absolutely no problem.
After your studies, your main goal is to maintain people's health. Psychologists trained in Health Psychology work in the promotion of health behaviour and rehabilitation, the prevention of risk behaviour and health education and information. In today's society, the connection between psyche and physical health is the focus of your everyday work, which you can already immerse yourself in after your Bachelor's degree. You can gain a foothold in many sectors, but especially in health insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities, corporate health management or health policy.
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