Rehabilitation Services Program
A minor in Rehabilitation Services requires satisfactorily completing 18 hours in Rehabilitation courses. Students must declare Rehabilitation as a minor before beginning coursework, and consult with their Rehabilitation Department advisor on the selection and sequencing of Rehabilitation courses.
Courses Required for Minor Sequence
- INTRODUCTION TO REHABILITATION (Credit, 3 hours). An overview of the field and related laws. It sets current rehabilitation policies, principles and ethics into a historical framework. The process of rehabilitation services from referral and evaluation through job training and placement are covered. Disability awareness and etiquette are practiced in this introductory class.
- ETHICS IN CASE DOCUMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT (Credit, 3 hours). The course focuses on caseload management strategies for public and private rehabilitation. The course work facilitates the development of the following skills: documentation, case report writing, time management, goal setting, intake interviewing, rapport building, receiving supervision, and writing weekly reports. The overall goals of the course are to assist students in becoming effective diagnosticians, interviewers, vocational planners, caseload coordinators, and service providers to culturally diverse consumers with disabilities.
280/281. PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY I AND II (Credit, 6 hours). It is a two-semester sequence designed to provide primary medical conditions, symptoms, functional implications, treatments, diagnostic procedures, and medical terminology. The course addresses the impact of disability on activities of daily living, psychosocial adjustment, and employment.
- PRINCIPLES OF COUNSELING (Credit, 3 hours). This course provides students with a broad survey of the theoretical foundations for counseling people who have disabilities. It introduces them to the fundamentals of the major contemporary theories for understanding behavior.
- OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION AND JOB PLACEMENT (Credit, 3 hours). Designed to familiarize students with sources of occupational information for individuals with disabilities. Theories of occupational choice discussed. Topics covered include Job analysis, Job modification, reasonable accommodation, and placement techniques. Prerequisites: REHB 220, 280, 281
Elective Courses (Choose one from the following):
- INDEPENDENT LIVING (Credit, 3 Hours). This course covers topics relevant to the independent living movement from a historical perspective to current practice. Studies will include both a national and international context. Topics included in the course are independent living philosophy, models of independent living, consumer empowerment and self-determination, and pertinent legislation. Other topics covered include the relationship between vocational rehabilitation and independent living.
- SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT (Credit, 3 Hours). This course provides students with the fundamental principles of understanding and delivering supported employment services to individuals with disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on addressing the supported employment needs of individuals with significant disabilities as defined by federal criteria.
- APPLICATIONS OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (Credit, 3 Hours). Reviews the applications of assistive technology as applied to the needs of individuals with disabilities. It covers various types of assistive technology (AT) including computer access, augmentative and alternative communication devices for activities of daily living, wheelchair and seating, and vehicle modifications.
- REHABILITATION EVALUATION (Credit, 3 hours). The course provides the students with basic principles, practices, and processes of vocational evaluation applied to individuals with disabilities. Students will develop a working knowledge of appropriate instrument selection, administration, and results in interpretation; and will be introduced to report writing to communicate findings in a comprehensive evaluation report. The ethical guidelines provided by the field’s certification body regarding testing are discussed. Legal aspect addressing addresses employment laws, court decisions on educational testing, court decisions on employment testing, and currently relevant legislation (e.g., FERPA, IDEA, ADA, WIOA). Prerequisites: REHB 220, 280, 281
Date of last revision: 11/03/2021