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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

HEAL 230: Introduction to Health Behavior

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credits: 3


Introduces health behavior in context of health psychology. Explores various theoretical models to understand health, illness and sick-role behaviors. Studies health and disease from a biopsychosocial perspective. Examines means of preventing and treating health problems. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Social/Behavioral Sciences, Encore: Well-Being
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

Semesters taught: Fall, Spring and Summer

Current Sections

  • Summer 2023, Section: B01, CRN 42012, Format: Online, Instructor: Sara Pappa, Summer 2023 Section B01 Syllabus
  • Summer 2023, Section: BP3, CRN 44384, Format: Online, Instructor: Sara Pappa

Upcoming Sections

  • Fall 2023, Section: DL1*, CRN 73299, Format: Online, Instructor: Amanda Gordon
  • Fall 2023, Section: DL2*, CRN 79154, Format: Online, Instructor: Sara Pappa
  • Fall 2023, Section: P03*, CRN 77067, Format: Online, Instructor: Amanda Gordon

*These sections are available to non-degree seeking students as well. To take courses without applying to a degree program, you'll need to submit an application as a non-degree seeking student. If you're interested in applying a course to a degree in the future, set up a call with an admissions counselor. All courses available in Summer 2020 will be offered online.

Prior Sections (partial list)