Health Psychology is the educational, scientific, and professional contribution of psychology to medical areas. The Health Psychology Ph.D. program is based on a biopsychosocial approach to understanding health and illness. The training philosophy utilized is based on the scientist-practitioner model whereby psychologists are trained as both scientists (competent to engage in scientific research) and practitioners (competent to provide clinical services).
There are many research opportunities for graduate students interested in the development of new projects, grant writing, recruiting participants, scoring and coding questionnaires, entering and analyzing data, and conducting and writing research. For more information about our current or planned research projects please see our "Research" link.
In addition to our research projects, East Carolina University offers training in both general and specialized psychological assessment, consultation, and scientifically-based treatment programs. Treatment teams of board-certified experts provide comprehensive services for children, adolescents, adults, and families.