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Education & Training Opportunities in Behavioral Medicine



Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BS) - Concentration in Community Health Sciences

  • This concentration is a specialization within the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program
  • It is well-suited for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career or graduate work that involves working directly with populations to improve health behaviors


 Master of Public Health (MPH) - Concentration in Health Behavior 

  • The Master of Public Health degree at UC San Diego provides instruction in the core public health disciplines, and collaborates with departments across campus to address key aspects of 21st century public health, including climate change and data science. 
  • The concentration in Health Behavior consists of additional coursework in the following areas: health behavior interventions, program optimization and evaluation, ethics in public health research and practice, health promotion and communication, and mental health, health behavior, and addiction. 

Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health - Health Behavior Track 

  • This program is offered by joint faculties of UC San Diego and San Diego State University
  • Doctoral students in the Health Behavior Track will gain advanced skills in behavior change theories and strategies for population application, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the application of interventions and research methods to improve health behavior in disenfranchised populations.

Integrated Cardiovascular Epidemiology Fellowship - T32

  • This interdisciplinary training program is designed for pre- and post-doctoral fellows who have a stated commitment to a research career focusing on the epidemiology and prevention of CVD and behavioral medicine.