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Welcome from Department Chair

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    Thank for you for visiting the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. We think you will find that HBS offers many exciting opportunities to enhance your academic and professional skills and prepare you for a rewarding career in one of the fields for which we offer professional preparation.

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    Applied Educational Psychology
    The programs offered in Applied Educational Psychology prepare students to serve as educators, scientists, and service providers in a variety of settings, including universities, schools, psychoeducational clinics, hospital-based child study clinics, and community agencies. See our Reading Specialist and School Psychology programs.

    Health Studies
    The programs offered in the areas of Health Studies include Diabetes Education and Management, Health Education, Nursing Education, and Nutrition and prepare students to serve in leadership roles in community-based organizations, government agencies, corporations, health care settings, and educational settings. 


    Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
    The programs offered in our Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education cluster prepare students to serve as leaders and scholar-practitioners skilled in the development, evaluation, and application of practices that improve the life prospects of people with disabilities.  We also offer a program in Teaching of American Sign Language.

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News from Health & Behavior Studies

  • Book Talk on the alternative medicine industry with Paul A. Offit, M.D.
  • Sponsored by the Gottesman Libraries and Health & Behavior Studies, medical expert Paul Offit, MD once again graciously returns to TC to meet with faculty and students to share his latest book and research / perspectives on the alternative medicine industry.

  • Round Table Discussion with Paul A. Offit, M.D.
  • Sponsored by the Gottesman Libraries and Department of Health & Behavior Studies, medical expert Paul Offit, MD once again graciously returned to TC and agreed to participate in a Q&A discussion with some faculty, current and former students, and community member prior to his Book Talk.


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