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Rehabilitation and Human Services

All Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) students take a core set of courses that provide the foundation for working in a variety of human service settings including:

  • introduction to rehabilitation and human services
  • case management
  • client assessment
  • group work
  • counseling skills
  • community mental health
  • children and family interventions
  • medical aspects of disability

Students also take courses related to working with people from different cultural backgrounds. RHS students also develop core skills in writing, communication and critical thinking.MAle Student speaking with group

Recent trends in RHS have directed efforts and attention to expanding resources for a variety of clients, including people with disabilities. As the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 continues to be implemented, there will beThere is an increased emphasis on services to persons with severe disabilities, as well as on independent living, supported employment, and transitional services.

Students in RHS receive a solid foundation of specialized education in the rehabilitation and human services field. As a Science degree, students engage in coursework that focuses on biological functioning. Additional coursework will allow students to learn more about culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and diversity.


Rehabilitation and Human Services [semester plan]