2014-2015 Catalog

Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS)

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Perry (Program Coordinator)

People with disabilities are experiencing greater community integration in our society than ever before. Enhancing the integration and promoting the full acceptance and empowerment of these individuals is central to the mission of the Rehabilitation and Human Services program. This interdisciplinary program prepares students for a wide variety of rehabilitation-related careers in which they will have the opportunity to advance the maximum level of social and economic independence of persons with physical, intellectual, learning, and psychiatric disabilities.

The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services. In addition, a minor in Rehabilitation and Human Services is offered. These programs are administered by the Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services, which is part of the College of Education and Human Development.

Students may apply for admission to the Rehabilitation and Human Services major at any time after the completion of 45 semester credits (including RHS 250 Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitationr). An overall GPA of 2.5, completion of 40 hours of rehabilitation-related volunteer work, and a written statement of interest in professional rehabilitation practice are also required for admission. Students interested in applying for admission should contact the program coordinator.

To encourage students who are majoring in Rehabilitation and Human Services to extend their studies to include a graduate degree, the Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services (CPCS) offers a Combined Program in Counseling with a Rehabilitation Emphasis. The Combined Program allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services and a master’s degree in Counseling with a Rehabilitation Emphasis in approximately five years. This would be a year less than is typically required to complete these degrees separately. Please see Counseling Psychology and Community Services in the Graduate section of the catalog.

 

 

College of Education and Human Development

 

B.S. in Rehabilitation and Human Services

Required 125 credits which must include the following:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. College of Education and Human Development requirements (see EHD listing).

III. Core Curriculum (36 credits):

COUN 250Dialogue on U.S. Diversity3
RHS 200Helping Skills in Community Services3
RHS 250Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation3
RHS 350Overview of Disabilities3
RHS 450Vocational Assessment and Job Acquisition3
RHS 455Rehabilitation Process3
RHS 493Senior Capstone Seminar3
RHS 497Internship in Rehabilitation9
Any Research Methods Class, e.g.:3
Sociological Research Methods
Research Methods in Psychology
Any Statistics Course, e.g.:3
Sociological Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Total Credits36

IV. Extra Departmental Requirements (13 credits):

PSYC 250Developmental Psychology4
PSYC 270Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 360Introduction to Personality3
SOC 361Social Psychology3
Total Credits13

V. At Least One Concentration from the Following (10 credits):

Substance Abuse
Select four of the following:10
Substance Use and Abuse
Development and Education of the Adolescent
Recreation and Society
Inclusion in Recreation Settings
Human Pharmacology
Drugs Subject to Abuse
Abnormal Psychology
Drugs and Society
Other courses as approved by Program Coordinator
Mental Health
Select four of the following:10
Community Living Topics
Recreation and Society
Inclusion in Recreation Settings
Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Personality
Inclusive Strategies
Other courses as approved by Program Coordinator
Gerontology
Select four of the following:10
Orientation to Gerontology
Recreation and Society
Inclusion in Recreation Settings
Adulthood and Aging
Aging
Other courses as approved by Program Coordinator
Developmental Disabilities
Select four of the following:10
Recreation and Society
Inclusion in Recreation Settings
Education of Exceptional Students
Inclusive Strategies
American Sign Language I
Other courses as approved by Program Coordinator
Other Specialty Areas
Select 10 credits from the following:10
Criminal Justice
Deaf Studies
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Visual Impairments
Courses must be approved by the RHS Advisor

 

Minor in Rehabilitation and Human Services

(20 credits)

I. Required Courses (15 credits):

COUN 250Dialogue on U.S. Diversity3
RHS 250Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation3
RHS 350Overview of Disabilities (Select for the respective majors)3
or OT 432 Medical Science II
or PT 409 Clinical Pathology I
or NURS 420 Interprofessional Health Care
RHS 450Vocational Assessment and Job Acquisition3
RHS 455Rehabilitation Process3
Total Credits15

 II. Elective Courses (5 credits from the following): 

ANAT 204Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel3
CSD 343Language Development3
NURS 490Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, and Practice3
PSYC 270Abnormal Psychology3
RHS 200Helping Skills in Community Services3
RHS 375Community Living Topics3
RTS 260Inclusion in Recreation Settings3

Courses

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 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 sserious emotional disturbances. Topics include community-based pprogramming, the deinstitutionalization movement, legislative issues, and the concepts of integration, inclusion, and normalization. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. S.

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. 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. Corerequisite: RHS 493. 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. F,S,SS.

Office of the Registrar

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264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382