Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog

Rehabilitation Studies Major, BS


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Program Description

The mission of the Rehabilitation Studies program is to produce qualified and competent professionals who will provide services that empower individuals with disabilities, their families and their communities and enhance their quality of life and status as full citizens.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the issues faced by persons experiencing disabilities, the rehabilitation delivery systems, and vocational rehabilitation outcomes that will enable them to obtain entry level employment and/or attend graduate school.
  2. Demonstrate competencies in interpersonal communication skills, consumer involvement, and client self-management.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethics and professional behavior needed to function in the field of rehabilitation services.

Major Requirements

Majors in rehabilitation studies are required to complete 56 semester hours of course work. Six (6) of these hours can be taken as part of the general education requirements. In addition students are required to: adhere to the professional disposition policy of the program; maintain a minimum grade of C or better in each major course. Students must earn a “C” or better in REH 2301. Introduction to Rehabilitation Studies before attempting other REH courses. 

Required Courses (59 semester hours)

BIO 2311         Anatomy and Physiology I (GE) (requires pre-requisite biology class)

MAT 2326       Elementary Statistics or its equivalent (GE)

RHS 2301         Introduction to Rehabilitation Studies

RHS 2304         Crisis Intervention

RHS 2306         Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation

RHS 2307        Practical Communication

RHS 3301        Rehabilitation Research Method

RHS 3302         Vocational Rehabilitation Process

RHS 3303         Interviewing Techniques

RHS 3304        Medical Aspects

RHS 3307         Deaf History and Culture in America

RHS 3312        Dynamics of Addiction in Rehabilitation

RHS 4301        Community Resources/Service Delivery

RHS 4302         Case Management

RHS 4303         Assistive Technology and Independent Living

RHS 4306        Counseling and Theoretical Approaches in Rehabilitation

RHS 4120         Internship in Rehabilitation Studies

 

Related/Suggested Electives

RHS 2302       American Sign Language I

RHS 2303         American Sign Language II

RHS 3305        American Sign Language III

RHS 3306         American Sign Language IV

RHS 4304         Aural Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices

 

Major Course Sequence

RHS 2301         Introduction to Rehabilitation Studies

BIO 2311         Anatomy and Physiology I

RHS 2306         Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation (Spring semester only)

RHS 2304        Crisis Intervention

RHS 3304         Medical Aspects

RHS 3312         Dynamics of Addiction in Rehabilitation

RHS 2307        Practical Communication (fall semester)

MAT 2326        Elementary Statistics

RHS 3301         Rehabilitation Research Method

RHS 3302         Vocational Rehabilitation Process

RHS 3303         Interviewing Techniques

RHS 3307        Deaf History and Culture in America (spring semester)

RHS 4301         Community Resources/Service Delivery

RHS 4302         Case Management

RHS 4303         Assistive Technology and Independent Living

RHS 4306        Counseling and Theoretical Approaches in Rehabilitation (fall semester)

RHS 4120        Internship in Rehabilitation Studies

 

Policies

Professional Dispositions Policy:

Professional Behavior:   

  1.      Use standard written and oral English
  2.      Wear appropriate apparel and maintain appropriate grooming
  3.      Control use of technological devices (cell phones, laptops, etc.) as dictated by your program coordinator and course instructor
  4.      Participate in required and voluntary activities that promote your professional growth

Principles and Ethics:

  1.      Demonstrate honesty in all matters, academic and non-academic
  2.      Demonstrate a work ethic as demanded by your profession
  3.      Demonstrate respect for all persons you come in contact with both on and off campus
  4.      Demonstrate self-control and appropriate language in all situations
  5.      Accept responsibility for mistakes, inappropriate actions, and the consequences 

Advocacy:

  1.      Actively promote your major on and off campus at all times
  2.      Demonstrate high standards with regards to learning
  3.      Demonstrate a positive attitude in all things program related

 

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