There are at least four universities in Switzerland where health psychology is being taught, namely at the universities of Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg. A Master Degree in health psychology (MSc) can be obtained in these universities. A postgraduate curriculum exists in order to attain the professional degree as Health Psychologist recognized by the FSP. With the new federal law on psychology (PsyG) that came into effect by April, 2013, Health Psychology is mentioned in the law as a practical specialization of Psychology in the health system comparable with Psychotherapy and quality standards for a continued formation that should lead to a federally recognized title of “Health Psychologist” were stipulated. Three universities in the French-speaking part of Switzerland have jointly developed a continued formation programme (Master of Advanced Studies MAS) that meets the quality standards. These standards were defined in a cooperative process in which the federal government, the universities, the professional organizations FSP and SGGPsy and the accreditation commission were involved.
There is no Swiss journal of health psychology yet, but Swiss health psychologists publish in a variety of scientific journals. The Swiss Society for Health Psychology distributes a newsletter at least two times a year.