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ONLINE
Start Date: 1/22/2019
Admission Deadline: 1/07/2019
GRADUATE ONLINE
Start Date: 3/05/19
Admission Deadline: 2/18/19

Program Overview

Curriculum / Courses

  • + PSY 339 -Health Psychology
  • Health Psychology examines psychological influences on health, well-being and longevity.  This course evaluates the interplay between emotions, cognitions and behavioral factors that affect the onset, duration, recovery and prevention of chronic illness and disease over the life span.  Topics will include depression and illness, traumatic injuries, neuromuscular diseases, cancer and chronic pain.  Psychological treatment involving wellness behaviors, smoking cessation, substance abuse, proper nutrition and exercise are studied from the biopsychosocial model.  Students will be encouraged to apply all course learning through a critical, biblical worldview.
  • + PSY 310 -Abnormal Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology is designed to introduce students to models of thinking concerning mental health, mental disorders, and classification of mental disorders.  The general goals are to expose students to the range of thinking within the field of mental health and to help students understand the complexities of modern day classification of various mental disorders. The students will be challenged to define what is considered “normal” and “abnormal.” They will become familiar with the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of abnormal psychology, including the various theories developed and used to explain causes and treatments for mental disorders. Emphasis in this undergraduate class will focus on symptoms and causes, although treatment will certainly be included. All information will be compared and contrasted with a Christian worldview of the various theories and concepts of Abnormal Psychology.
  • + PSY 456 -Survival Psychology
  • This course focuses on the traits responsible for surviving in high-stress environments, including responding directly to high-threat encounters. Pro-survival behaviors are presented, including “the gift of fear” and balancing independence and leadership versus the need for teamwork collaboration in responding to stressful events. Organizational and professional psychological traits present in law enforcement, paramilitary organizations and high stress organizations are explored, as well as healthy lifestyle factors that lead to career effectiveness and avoiding burnout, such as managing vicarious trauma and promoting self-care.
  • + PSY 461 -Physiological Psychology
  • A general presentation of physiological psychology will be offered. Students will study introductory information on the various physiological systems to help them understand the basic processes and applications of the physiology involved in psychology.
  • TOTAL CREDITS: 12

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I was very intimidated about returning back to school. As a mother of four, working two jobs, & volunteering in our community, I thought it would be impossible to complete my education. The flexibility of the online classes has been, by far, one of the greatest choices I have ever made.

Lauren Cranmer, Student

- Mother of Four Completes Degree Online