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Why study Health Behavior Science at the University of Delaware?

Health Behavior Science students explore healthy lifestyles through evaluation on how human actions, perceptions, communication, and environment affect health, chronic disease, relationships, and quality of life. Students acquire skills in health behavior analysis, behavior change strategies, and program development and evaluation.

Studying Health Behavior Science can prepare students for specialist positions in public health, health and wellness, non-profits, medical offices, and worksite wellness. It will also prepare students for post-graduate studies in public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, accelerated nursing, and medicine.

Learn more about our undergraduate major in Health Behavior Science and Health Behavior Science with a Concentration in Health and Disability. Graduate programs include Doctor of Philosophy in Health Behavior Science and Promotion, Master of Science in Health Promotion, and Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching.

Student Engagement

Our students get valuable experiences in and outside of the classroom. Students in our program can work directly with faculty on leading-edge research projects in state-of- the-art labs and receive collaborative internship and practical experience. In addition, students have many opportunities to volunteer with practitioners and professionals in the community.

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