Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Health Behavior Change Class

The Health Behavior Change focus course will introduce students to concepts and skills that assist patients in making and maintaining health-related behavioral changes.  The course will focus on:

  1. Factors which promote/impede treatment adherence
  2. Evidence-based theories of health-behavior change
  3. Motivational interviewing techniques
  4. Behavioral counseling skills for health behavior change
  5. Relapse prevention skills

Strategies for addressing tobacco cessation, medication and treatment adherence, and obesity, in particular, will be presented. Students will have the opportunity to engage in case discussions and develop health behavior change interventions applicable to the primary care setting.

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