The Eating Disorders track is intended for students who have an interest in studying eating disorders, including the causes and treatment of eating disorders.

In this track students will be afforded the opportunity to apply theory and research from an applied clinical perspective within the context of an interdisciplinary focus.

The Eating Disorders track in psychology can prepare you for entry level positions:

  •  As a recovery coach working with eating disordered adolescents and/or adults in a residential treatment center
  • As a milieu therapist working with eating disordered adolescents and/or adults in a day treatment setting
  • As a private or public sector advocate working to create policies that benefit those affected by eating disorders

REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY CORE COURSES:

PS 101  – Introduction to Psychology
PS 301/301L — Experimental Design (with lab)
PS 261 –   Child Development
PS 262 –   Adolescent Development
PS 326  –  Psychobiology
PS 435 –  Tests & Measurements

Choose one of the following:

PS 332/332L – Learning & Behavior (with lab)
PS 380/380L – Human Memory & Cognition (with lab)

REQUIRED EATING DISORDERS CORE COURSES:

PS 362 — Health Psychology
PS 375 — Clinical Psychology
PS 381 – Eating Disorders
PS 455 — Child & Adolescent Psychopathology
PS 457 — Psychopathology
PS 462 — Counseling Theories & Practice

INTERDISCIPLINARY REQUIRED COURSES:

PL 350 — Philosophy of Beauty and Art
PL 385 —  Philosophy and the Body
PE 200 – Current Health Issues

RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR STUDENTS PLANNING ON GRADUATE SCHOOL:

PS 401 –  Advanced Research Methods
PS 490/491 – Practicum in Eating Disorders
PS 499 –  Individual Research Project in Psychology
HS 341 – Race and Sex in American Popular Culture
PO 305 – Sex, Gender & Politics

Coordinator: Denise Ben-Porath, Ph.D.