Health & Well-Being
Explore the connection between our mental and physical health and our well-being. In this specialization, you will gain an understanding of the elements that encompass human health from motivational and emotional factors to cognitive and behavioural considerations.
A carefully crafted roadmap guides students through core required courses then opens up a choice of advanced courses that expand, refine, and apply those fundamentals.
Get the foundations, then tailor your own specialization experience by choosing courses exploring biological or social areas of psychology including mental health, neuropsychology, sexuality, environmental psychology, and more.
Students who have fulfilled the requirements for an Honours degree in Psychology may graduate with a Specialization in Health & Well-being if they have successfully completed 4.5 credits in the specialization category. The same course may not simultaneously count towards two or more specializations.
- PSYC 2300H: Introductory Abnormal Psychology (Sc)
- PSYC 2400H: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Sc)
- PSYC 2600H: Introduction to Learning (Sc)
- PSYC 3420H: Motivation and Emotion (Sc)
- PSYC 3610H: Behaviour Modification (Sc)
- PSYC 3750H: Health Psychology (Sc)
- PSYC 2200H: Brain and Behaviour (Sc)
- PSYC 2700H: Introduction to Social Psychology (Sc)
- PSYC-BIOL 3220H: Neuropsychology (Sc)
- PSYC 3300H: Advanced Abnormal Psychology (Sc)
- PSYC 3760H: Human Sexuality (Sc)
- PSYC 3770H: Environmental Psychology (Sc)
- PSYC 3780H: Dreams and Dreaming (Sc)
- PSYC 4310H: Psychopathology (Sc)
- PSYC 4560H: Relationships and Health (Sc)
- PSYC 4740H: Models of Self Control (Sc)
- B.A. (Honours)
- B.Sc. (Honours)
- Durham GTA
- Access experiential learning and create a customized independent research project or practicum based on your interests by working one-on-one with internationally-recognized faculty.
- Develop your skills in understanding, communicating about, and conducting research.
- Learn from Trent experts in a variety of topics including child development, mental health and psychopathology, emotion regulation, and neuroscience.
- Get opportunities for reference letters from professors, thanks to our highly personalized learning environment.
Social workers help individuals, couples, families, groups, communities and organizations develop the skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning and provide counselling, therapy and referral to other supportive social services. Social workers also respond to other social needs and issues such as unemployment, racism and poverty. They are employed by hospitals, school boards, social service agencies, child welfare organizations, correctional facilities, community agencies, employee assistance programs and Aboriginal band councils, or they may work in private practice.
- Crisis Intervention Officer
- Behaviour Analyst
- Rehabilitation Advisor
- Social Worker
- Family and Crisis Counsellor
- Child Protection Worker
- Behaviour Analyst
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- A minimum 70% overall final average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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