Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS)
RHS 200. Helping Skills in Community Services. 3 Credits.
This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills associated with the helping process, including interviewing skills, as practiced in a variety of community services settings. A special focus will be on the problem-solving process and interaction skills used in direct service activities with individuals. Helping skills require a knowledge of interpersonal relationships and the effective use of interpersonal behaviors. This combination of knowledge and skills will benefit any individual wanting to increase effectiveness when working with people. F,S,SS.
RHS 250. Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation. 3 Credits.
This course introduces students to the profession of rehabilitation and examines how persons with disabilities are treated in our society. Topics include: community and national rehabilitation agencies, political and social influences on rehabilitation programs, conceptualization of disability, attitude development and change, building accessible and inclusive communities, and transforming the media. Opportunities for involvement with agencies providing rehabilitation services will be provided. S,SS.
RHS 260. Inclusion in Recreation Settings. 3 Credits.
Study of individuals with disabling conditions and their leisure-related needs with emphasis on integration strategies and legislation that facilitate community involvement. F,S.
RHS 350. Overview of Disabilities. 3 Credits.
This course provides an overview of physical and mental disabilities for rehabilitation professionals, including the medical, psychological, social, and vocational aspects of specific disabilities. Medical terminology, etiology, treatment, interventions, and prognosis of various disabilities will be presented. Prerequisite: RHS 250 or consent of instructor. F.
RHS 375. Community Living Topics. 3 Credits.
This course provides an introduction to independent living for special populations, such as individuals with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, or serious emotional disturbances. Topics include community-based programming, the deinstitutionalization movement, legislative issues, and the concepts of integration, inclusion, and normalization. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. Repeatable to 6 credits. F,S,SS.
RHS 450. Vocational Assessment and Job Acquisition. 3 Credits.
Review of the basic principles of testing along with various instruments and techniques used in the assessment of persons with disabilities. Use of assessment information in the job acquisition process and the importance of work for individuals with disabilities are also addressed. S.
RHS 455. Rehabilitation Process. 3 Credits.
This course examines the history, philosophy, and ethical standards of the rehabilitation profession. Topics include the following: experiences of people with disabilities throughout history, legislation affecting persons with disabilities, public and private rehabilitation systems, case management principles, role and function of rehabilitation counselors, principles of independent living, and community resources utilized in rehabilitation programs. F.
RHS 493. Senior Capstone Seminar. 3 Credits.
This seminar is designed to integrate the rehabilitation and human services curriculum with actual rehabilitation practice while in the internship. This is accomplished through journals, written assignments, oral presentations, and seminar discussions. The philosophical and ethical base of the profession will be explored, along with the analysis of critical thinking and effective decision making skills. Prerequisite: RHS 455 or consent of instructor. F,S,SS.
RHS 497. Internship in Rehabilitation. 9 Credits.
This course will allow students to apply theory to practice within the field of rehabilitation services. A 400-hour educationally-focused internship in an approved rehabilitation setting will provide an opportunity to integrate rehabilitation knowledge, values, and skills at the beginning level of professional practice. Prerequisite: RHS 455 or consent of the instructor. Corequisite: RHS 493. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
RHS 499. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.
Supervised instruction or research which explores topics related to rehabilitation and human services. Repeatable to 12 credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable to 12 credits. F,S,SS.