This major is a program that focuses on the biological, behavioral, and socio-cultural determinants of health and health behavior, and the interventions and policies aimed at improving community and population health.
Includes instruction in behavioral sciences, public health practice and policy, human services, and research methods.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Behavioral Aspects of Health Major (use the College Search feature and enter "behavioral" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Behavioral Aspects of Health Major?
With a degree in this major you can plan to find a career in a public health setting, including hospitals, academic institutions, community service organizations, public health departments, and nonprofits. As health behaviors generally shape health and well-being in individuals and populations, your efforts will likely focus on the avoidance of disease to save healthcare costs. Your specific role will be determined by your level of formal education. Typically, a master’s degree is needed to realize career potential. Such titles as researcher, consultant, behaviorist, and counselor are common.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Behavioral Aspects of Health Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Board of Industrial Hygiene
- American Industrial Hygiene Association
- American Society of Safety Engineers
- Board of Certified Safety Professionals
- National Fire Protection Association
- National Safety Council
Publications/Magazines in Behavioral Aspects of Health Major