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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Rehabilitation and Human Services Minor

University Park, College of Education (RHS)
University College, Lehigh Valley, Leigh Cundari, lac42@psu.edu

PROFESSOR JAMES HERBERT, Program Coordinator
PROFESSOR JAMES HERBERT, in charge of major
PROFESSOR DEIRDRE O'SULLIVAN, in charge of minor

The minor in Rehabilitation and Human Services supplements the educational needs of students across disciplines who wish to gain advanced knowledge and skills related to health, disability, and interpersonal interactions. In today’s society, due to medical advances and an aging population, more people are living longer with chronic illnesses and disabilities and many jobs require advanced interpersonal skills and knowledge of health, disability, and human service skills. The minor in RHS is responding to this growing need by providing students with specific applied knowledge about living and working with a disability or chronic illness, as well as adjusting to a variety of social needs and problems, such as poverty, addiction, family violence, and homelessness. The minor is appropriate for any student interested in learning how to effectively work with people, particularly as they adapt and adjust to life with a disability. The minor enhances the education of students majoring in social and behavioral sciences, as well as business majors who work in settings that hire and maintain work environments for persons with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The minor will also enhance graduate study preparation for many students interested in working with people in applied settings. For the minor in Rehabilitation and Humans Services, a minimum of 21 credits is required, 15 in RHS, including 6 of which must be at the 400 level.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 21credits
(15 credits in RHS, including 6 which must be at the 400 level)

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (12 credits)
RHS 100 GS;US;IL(3), RHS 301(3), RHS 403(3) (Sem: 4-8)
RHS 410(3)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (9 credits)
Select 6 credits from RHS 302(3), RHS 303(3), RHS 401(3), RHS 402(3) (Sem: 4-8)
Select 3 credits from department approved list in consultation with adviser (Sem: 4-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-06-034A

Review Date: 04/5/2016

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