Health Promotion in Underserved Populations

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  May 22-July 29, 2017 | Up to 13 credits | Apply by May 15


Eligibility

This institute is open to current and visiting GW undergraduate students, particularly those with an interest in clinical and social psychology, medicine, public health and health policy. Post-baccalaureate students who are pursuing graduate programs in psychology may also be interested in this program.


Program Description

The Department of Psychology’s summer institute on Health Promotion in Underserved Populations presents students with an opportunity to examine the role of psychological and behavioral factors in health promotion and disease prevention. The institute will give special emphasis to health issues and health disparities related to culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and the like.

The institute is especially designed for students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in clinical, health, or social psychology or are preparing for careers in public health, medicine, or allied health professions. All courses count toward appropriate major and CCAS requirements.


Coursework

  1. PSYC 3125: Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 credits)
  2. PSYC 3128: Health Psychology (3 credits)
  3. PSYC 4202W: Research Lab in Applied Social Psychology: Topics in Health Psychology (4 credits)
  4. PSYC 4591: Independent Research OR PSYC 3592: Field Internship (3 credits)

PSYC 4591: Independent Research involves research related to the institute's focus supervised by a Department of Psychology faculty member, by arrangement with the faculty member and institute director.

PSYC 3592: Field Internship involves applied field experience in a facility or organization related to the institute's focus.

The institute will also include research and practicum seminars, as well as field trips.

Prerequisites are PSYC 1001 (General Psychology) and PSYC 2101 (Research Methods) or the equivalent.

NOTE:  Students can take the full 13-hour package or, if they have already had one of the offerings, participate in the Institute by taking 3 of the 4 courses or making a substitution.

Contact the director for questions about coursework or prerequisites.


Cost

Tuition for this institute is estimated at $13,077, which reflects a 35% discount rate + $136 Program Fee. This tuition rate is based on an estimate and will be updated with exact tuition rates in February 2017.

Financial aid may be available through certain non-federal student loans. This discounted program may be especially beneficial for students who wish to reduce their overall tuition costs, graduate a semester early, and/or take a semester abroad.


Meet the Program Director

Dr. Steve Forssell is the director of this 13th annual offering of the institute;  Carol Sigelman, the chair of the department, serves as co-director.

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Apply as a GW Student

Current GW students who wish to participate in this institute will need to contact the director, Steve Forssell, at forssell@gwu.edu for application materials and instructions.

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Apply as a Visiting Student

Visiting students will need to apply first as a non-degree student, and then contact the director, Steve Forssell, at forssell@gwu.edu for application materials and instructions.

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