Human health and well-being are shaped by every level of individual and community interaction. On this Path you’ll explore behavior and consciousness, learn how people are shaped by societal influences, learn integrative health practices, gain tools for community engagement and change, and question what it means to be “normal.”
Through a social justice lens, you’ll study how oppression can shape mental and physical well-being and learn how change can happen in our society. With a tight-knit learning community, you’ll learn what it takes to promote individual and public health while thinking critically about some of the biggest issues of our times.
Fields of study
Programs on this Path focus on diverse approaches to psychology and health. You’ll explore how biology, personal experiences, medical systems, and culture influence the health and resilience of our communities.
Subjects you can study on this Path include:
- Community studies
- Disability studies
- Ethnic studies
- Gender studies
- Sexuality and queer studies
Gain skills in:
- Analytical assessment
- Critical analysis
- Cultural competence
- Experiential inquiry
- Expressive arts therapy
- Research and writing
- Somatic studies
- Systems thinking
Highlights of this Path
Comprehensive health studies
An integrative view of health is crucial for doctors, nurses, social workers, and therapists. Programs on this Path will show you to think critically about all aspects of our individual and collective well-being. From cultural competency to modern scientific methods, the skills you’ll gain will prepare you for a future in the field.
Build real skills for your future
This Path will equip you for careers in healthcare, education, and the social sciences. Equipped with an understanding of how people are affected mentally and physically by our complex society, you’ll prepare for a range of careers with confidence by working closely with expert faculty and doing meaningful work while you earn your degree.
Psychology, social justice, and community empowerment
Evergreen has countless ways to help you show up for social justice in the real world. From student-run clubs to service centers that can help you find internships or jobs, you’ll connect with other people who are passionate about making the world a more just place.
Some of our service centers include:
- Student Wellness Center
- Social Justice Center
- First Peoples Multicultural, Trans, and Queer Center
- The Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA)
Prepare for a changing world
The world of psychology and health is changing to meet the needs of a rapidly transforming world. On this Path you’ll learn how health professionals are adapting to these transformations in a variety of settings and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to create powerful change in peoples’ lives.
You’ll have the support and freedom to dive deep into a topic and pursue what you’re most passionate about. With the guidance of faculty, you’ll get to do your own scholarly research and learn what it takes to complete ambitious projects that will look great in your portfolio. This could include community-based internships, engaging with professional organizations, and more.
This Path can prepare you for careers in
- Health care
- Human resources
- Psychology and counseling
- Public health
- Social justice advocacy
- Social work
The Path provides learning opportunities to prepare for graduate work in social sciences and allied health fields. Some graduate programs may require pre-requisites that need to be taken outside of Path offerings.
Graduate school opportunities beyond this Path
- Advanced degrees in nursing
- Doctorate in Medicine
- Master of Arts in Psychology
- Master of Arts in Counseling
- Master in Social Work
- Master in Public Health
- Psychology PhD and PsyD programs
- Master of Arts in Community Studies and Community Development
- Master in Teaching
|Balaram, Arita||psychology, critical race and feminist studies, community-engaged methods|
|Benson-Quaziena, Marcella||human and organizational systems|
|Diamant, Hirsh||visual arts, Chinese studies, human development|
|Khaleghi, Dariush||Leadership, Management, Organizational Psychology and Behavior, and Human Resources Management|
|Montenegro, Carolina (Kina)|
|Mullins, Greg||literature, queer studies|
|Olson, Toska||sociology, gender studies|
|Prouty, Carolyn||health science, public health, bioethics|
|Stein, Eric||cultural anthropology|
|Vane, Ada (Ada)|