Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Health Psychology is a study program with the aim to educate competent bachelors in health psychology with scientific insight, a solid base of scientific knowledge in health psychology, and professional application skills in the field of personal and public health and well-being. This program aims to ensure the necessary universal first stage health psychology training and provide thorough knowledge on healthcare systems, aims, and objectives of health maintenance and promotion, system requirements and demands, and the role of mental health professionals in meeting these needs.
- Health Psychology
- 4 years
- BSc in Social Sciences
- 240 ECTS credits
- Taught in English
Why study Health Psychology at LSMU?
- Degree recognized in the EU. The program is prepared according to the EuroPsy requirements.
- This large-scale program especially meets the needs of students who are interested in mind and body relationship, behavior sciences, and health promotion and treatment of health disorders.
- You will have courses with students from different study programs (medicine, nursing, and social work) so you will learn how to work in healthcare teams.
- University provides lots of opportunities to develop practical skills in various healthcare, educational, and occupational areas as well as in the largest clinical hospital in the Baltic States.
- University provides a variety of laboratories and equipment for experiments in psychology and neurosciences as well as an opportunity to implement their innovative ideas in the Centre of Psychological Well-being and Health Education.
- The multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up 25 % of the total student population at LSMU.
- Possibility to spend a semester or whole academic year abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange program.
- Support system for students’ adaptation: mentoring, tutoring, and psychological counseling.
Structure of the program
What you will learn each year
- Year 1: Introduction to Studies, Introduction to Psychology, Psychology of Communication, Neurophysiology and Biological Bases of Psychology, Humanitarian-Social Sciences, the Lithuanian language, Basic Statistics, Human Ecology, and Sustainable Social Development.
- Year 2: Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Scientific Literature Analysis, the Lithuanian language, Coursework.
- Year 3: Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Educational Psychology and Practice, Crisis and Disaster Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Practice, Ethical Issues in Psychology, Psychiatry, Health Care Systems, Economics and Management, Research Planning and Design, Coursework.
- Year 4: Counseling Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Behavioural Medicine, Statistical Analysis in Psychological Research, Health Policy, Academic Writing, Preparation, and Defence of Bachelor’s Thesis.
Program Tuition Fee
After graduation, you can
- Continue your education in Master, Doctorate, and Ph.D. programs;
- Work as an assistant psychologist, a research assistant, or HR assistant;
- Work on the projects;
- Work in health, social, educational, and organizational sectors.