Health Behavior student gather in a circle in the Ackland Art Museum.

Dr. Alexandra Lightfoot’s MPH students explored identity and the drive to pursue a career in public health drawing on a portrait exhibit at UNC’s Ackland Museum. (Photo by Lightfoot)

The Department of Health Behavior attracts a talented, engaged and committed student body consisting of individuals from many backgrounds and walks of life. They come because of the department’s reputation, the unique practicum and Capstone project and the opportunities to engage in service and research on issues they care about. Students are featured in the UNC Gillings School news frequently.

Departmental resources for current students are available here.


Course Information

All course information can be found in the UNC Course Catalog.

Additional courses may be added on a semester basis at the discretion of the department. See the UNC Registrar’s Directory of Classes page for more information.

Independent Study Learning Agreement for HBEH 396 and HBEH 891 (PDF)

Student Organizations

Health behavior students are involved in activities and activism on and off campus. Visit the Student Organizations page for more information.


2021-2022 HB Quick Guide to Student Funding (PDF)
HB Funding and Awards page
Gillings School Funding and Awards page

Student Services

Quick Guide to Student Services – This guide explains how to add/drop a class, transfer credits, request a transcript and similar processes.


Inter-institutional Registration (pdf fillable form)
Credit Overload Request (pdf fillable form)
BIOS 600 Exemption (pdf fillable form)
Independent Study Learning Agreement (pdf fillable form)
Graduate School Forms
Contact your Academic Coordinator for assistance:
– Audit a Class
– Drop/Add a Class
– Post Semester Drop Add
– Grade Change
– Intra-University Transfer (for students enrolled in more than one program such as the dual-degree)
– Withdrawal

Handbooks and Quick Guides

Gillings School Student Handbooks, with department handbooks and university resources
Health Behavior Concentration Quick Guide
MPH/CCRP Dual Degree Program Quick Guide
Doctoral Program Quick Guide

Other Resources

Gillings Admitted Student Resources
Gillings Enrolled Student Resources
UNC Resources
Graduate Student Professional Development Resources Student Emergency Fund
Campus Health Services
Student Health Insurance
Career Services
Graduate Record
Honor Code
NC Residency

Community Resources

Triangle Area Resources: This guide from the Department contains useful links on transportation, family/local resources and parks in the area.
Independent Weekly Food: Pick out some of the trendy new restaurants and go on a culinary tour!
Weaver Street Market: A popular hangout spot for locals and students that often has live music on the lawn
Carrboro Farmers’ Market (Saturday morning, Wednesday afternoon)
Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market (Saturday morning, Tuesday afternoon,  Thursday midday)
Durham Farmers’ Market (Saturday morning, Wednesday afternoon)
UNC Hospital, inside the Children’s Hospital Lobby  (Wednesday 11-2)
Independent Weekly Music: Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas bring talented musicians and bands from around the world. See who’s coming to town!

Inter-Institutional Registration Catalog Links

Duke University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University

Contact Student Services

Rachel Evans
Academic Program Support Specialist
(919) 966-3165


Contact your Academic Coordinator.
Assistant to Chair: Wendi Seiler
Looking for someone else?

135 Dauer Drive
302 Rosenau Hall, CB #7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
(919) 966-3761