Rehabilitation and Human Services, Minor

Program Code: RHS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

12 credits in Rehabilitation and Human Services, including 6 which must be at the 400 level.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
RHS 100Introduction to Disability Culture Keystone/General Education Course3
RHS 301Introduction to Counseling as a Profession3
RHS 403Medical Aspects of Disability3
RHS 410Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Biobehavioral Health (BBH)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)
Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)
Disability Studies (DBLTY)
Education Theory and Policy (EDTHP)
Global and International Studies (GLIS)
Health Policy and Administration (HPA)
Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)
Kinesiology (KINES)
Labor and Employment Relations (LER)
Nursing (NURS)
Psychology (PSYCH)
Sociology (SOC)
Special Education (SPLED)
Workforce Education and Development (WFED)

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Deirdre O’Sullivan
Professor in Charge, Rehabilitation and Human Services
125 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-4594
dmo11@psu.edu

Wilkes-Barre

Melisa Littleton
Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation and Human Services
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9213
man20@psu.edu

Career Paths

The minor in RHS 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. We also welcome students who wish to design assistive technology for people living with disabilities. The minor will enhance graduate study preparation for many students interested in working with people in applied settings.

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
125 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3641
emg5338@psu.edu

https://ed.psu.edu/epcse/rhs/faculty-staff

Wilkes-Barre

44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9213
man20@psu.edu

http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/academics/rhs/minor