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Rehabilitation Services (REHAB) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Rehabilitation Services - ARCHIVE

 

University Park, College of Education (REHAB)

PROFESSOR KEITH B. WILSON, in charge

This major helps prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of human service settings, especially persons with physical, emotional, or mental disabilities. Students enter employment in a variety of settings including rehabilitation centers, sheltered workshops, drug and alcohol programs, senior citizens centers, community mental health and mental retardation programs, corrections systems, and hospitals. Increasing opportunities are available in private for-profit insurance programs for the industrially injured, and in rapidly emerging employee assistance programs within business and industry. Well-planned use of electives and internships allows for specialization. The full-semester (15-credit) internship is provided under the supervision of professionals in human service agencies across the country. These intensive "hands-on" experiences are frequently avenues for employment since the internship is completed during the senior year. Students may not go on internship until they have successfully completed all other course work. Students are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities and courses providing an opportunity for work with people with disabilities; this gives greater meaning to related course work. All students are encouraged to declare a minor in a related area. These choices must be discussed thoroughly with the student's adviser. The program also helps prepare students for graduate study in many human service professional disciplines.

For the B.S. degree in Rehabilitation Services, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18-19 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 20-23 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 75-77 credits
(This includes 18-19 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS courses; 3-4 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (45 credits)
PSY 002 GS(3), EDPSY 014(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SOC 001 GS(3), SOC 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
BIOL 141 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CN ED 403(3)[1], REHAB 408(3)[1], REHAB 409(3)[1], REHAB 412(3)[1], REHAB 413W(3)[1], REHAB 495A(15) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30-32 credits)
PSY 213 GS(3), HD FS 239 GS(3), or EDPSY 010(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3-4 credits from BI SC 001 GN(3), BI SC 002 GN(3), BI SC 003 GN(3), BI SC 004 GN(3), or BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ANTH 021 GN(3) or BIOL 033 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
EDTHP 115(3) or other EDTHP selection(3) (Sem: 3-4)
EDPSY 101 GQ(3) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 9 credits from ADMJ, BB H, HD FS, KINES, PSY, or SOC (Sem: 3-8)
PSY 412(3) or PSY 437(3) (Sem: 5-8)
REHAB 425(3)[1] or EDPSY 450(3) (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 27-01-078

Review Date: 10/1/02

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