The Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State
Biobehavioral Health (BB H) is an innovative interdisciplinary program that enables students to explore all factors—biological, behavioral, social/cultural, and environmental—that influence the health of individuals and groups through the life span.
Biobehavioral Health Department Relocates
The Department of Biobehavioral Health is currently relocating from Health and Human Development East Building to its new home, the Biobehavioral Health Building. The Biobehavioral Health Building is located off the Old Main Lawn between Henderson Building and Henderson Building South. The new address for the department is:
Department of Biobehavioral Health
The Pennylvania State University
219 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802
BB H helps prepare graduates for entry-level positions in a range of health-related settings including roles as health promotion and disease prevention specialists, biomedical product representatives, research assistants, laboratory managers, and technical support positions in biomedical and health-related fields.
The major also provides excellent preparation for advanced study in professional areas and the biological and social sciences, such as medicine, the allied health professions (e.g., physician assistant, physical therapy, etc.), health psychology, public health, environmental health and safety, and human services. The major provides a superb practical, liberal, and scientific education; it is a flexible major that enables students to explore their interests.
The quality of your education at Penn State depends on your willingness to challenge yourself. We hope this Web site will help you be aware of all the possibilities of the BB H major and take advantage of those which suit you. As you browse the information on this site, remember that the BB H faculty are also available to answer your questions and to encourage you to reach your potential. We encourage you to use the information on this site as a starting point and not as a substitute for the personal advice that your academic adviser or a BB H faculty member can provide.
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