Health and Behavior is a multidisciplinary concentration for students to learn how to help individuals and communities realize their full potential, make informed health decisions and attain their best possible quality of life. Keys goals of this concentration are for students to understand the behavioral factors that affect human health and the role of behavioral theory, research and practice in the promotion of health and well -being.
An LA1 degree program with a concentration in Health and Behavior will prepare students to pursue further studies in Health Education and Community Health that are offered at several CUNY Senior Colleges and other universities, such as York, Lehman, Hunter, Adelphi, Hofstra and SUNY Old Westbury. In terms of career opportunities, CUNY’s 2012 “Jobs for New York’s Future” states, “…industry experts anticipate shortages for particular occupations, including…health educators.” In the future, there will be a growing need for health educators, including those experienced in health and behavior.
To complete a concentration in Health and Behavior, students must complete the major requirements below:
Suggested First Semester
|Health Behavior and Society||Major||2|
|English Composition (EN 101)||I.A||3|
|World Cultures and Global Issues (HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112)||II.A||3|
|Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning||I.B||3|