A distinctive feature of the course at Coventry University is the focus on the practical application of health psychology. We like to teach Health Psychology as a discipline with real-world application, not just as a dry academic subject. This is exemplified by the ‘Professional Skills’ module which is mainly taught by practitioners who currently work in applied health psychology settings.
Our guest speakers help to illustrate the variety of career paths open to health psychologists and, as some are graduates of our course, this also highlights the success of our graduates who have gone on to work in careers relating to health psychology.
The course is divided into four theory modules covering the key areas of the British Psychological Society Knowledge Base for Health Psychology, a module on Advanced Research Methods in Psychology, a module on Professional Practice and a dissertation.