Guided by practitioner-faculty with years of experience in the field of psychophysiology, students will participate in two five-day long Saybrook Residential Conferences per year and attend the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) annual meeting every year they are in the program. In addition, students pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychophysiology may choose between two doctoral level specializations designed to prepare graduates for careers in a professional practice informed by a scientific understanding of mind and body.

Psychophysiology provides useful concepts and skills—biofeedback, relaxation training, hypnosis, neurofeedback, stress management—and is applicable throughout an extensive range of industries. Graduates will use their knowledge to further their careers in sports medicine, education, business, the military, and clinical environments. Focused on a whole-person approach toward stress-related diseases, chronic health conditions, and optimal performance, this degree prepares graduates to positively affect people’s lives through a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness between psychology and biology.

*Our Ph. D. Psychophysiology is intended for professionals who wish to pursue non-clinical careers or expand on their existing licenses. This program is not designed to prepare graduates to qualify for clinical licensure or certification.

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