REHABILITATION PSYCHOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- REHA 100 First Year Experience Seminar 1 credit hours
This course provides an opportunity for students to make a seamless transition from high school to college. Essential skills for transition will be explored and discussed. This course will assist students in developing cognitive skills and adjusting personally and socially to the college environment. Additionally, this course shall facilitate self-awareness and interpersonal communication. Requirement for all freshmen. This course is taken by Rehabilitation Services majors in lieu of GNST 100.
- REHA 201 Introduction to Rehabilitation 3 credit hours
History, philosophy and legislation of rehabilitation. Study of the rehabilitation process from referral to closure. Legal issues, professional ethics, consumer advocacy and community resources. REHA 201 is a prerequisite for all other REHA courses.
- REHA 301 Health/Medical Information 3 credit hours
Overview of health information. Study of basic medical terminology, medical information, and review of body systems. Review of common disabling conditions, their symptomatology, prognosis and treatment.
- REHA 302 Theories of Counseling 3 credit hours
Study of counseling theories and techniques and their application in counseling with the individual who has a disability.
- REHA 303 Case Recording and Case Management 3 credit hoursPrinciples and practices of obtaining, recording, evaluating and utilizing case data in rehabilitation. Techniques of managing caseload of individuals with a disability.
- RPSY 304 Assessment in Rehabilitation 3 credit hours
Survey of psychological, social and vocational tests. Nature and use of tests in counseling, test analysis, and test interpretation.
- REHA 305 Vocational Development Counseling and Employment 3 credit hours
Theories of vocational choice, vocational counseling, vocational assessment. Job development and placement techniques. Study of problems relating to placement of disabled persons in employment.
- REHA 306 Counseling Skills and Techniques 3 credit hours
This course is designed to expose students to the basic skills and techniques of counseling. Students who participate in this course will acquire counseling skills through participation in intensive classroom counseling scenarios.
- REHA 311 Independent Living 3 credit hours
Assist students with developing leadership skills and knowledge which will enable them to work with individuals with chronic disabilities. The student will learn the ways these individuals live independently and productively in the community.
- REHA 401 Field Work in Rehabilitation Services 6 credit hours
Part-time supervised practicum in agencies and institutions providing rehabilitation services essential to employment. Prerequisite: REHA 301 through REHA 306 or permission of the Clinical Coordinator.
- REHA 402 Introduction to Development Disabilities 3 credit hours
A study of the etiology, treatment terminology and related process of rehabilitation to include programs, personnel and facilities; community resources, and current trends in developmental disabilities.
- REHA 403 Rehabilitation of the Psychiatrically Impaired 3 credit hours
A study of the history and current practices; programs, personnel and facilities; community organizations; and trends of the psychiatrically impaired.
- REHA 404 Rehabilitation Services for the Addict 3 credit hours
A study of the physical, social, psychological and vocational aspects of the people who have become addicted. Assessment, prevention and treatment techniques.
- REHA 405 Human Relations in Rehabilitation 3 credit hours
Study of social and cultural relationships of ethnic and racial groups. Emphasis on factors relating to employment of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities.
- REHA 406 Seminar in Rehabilitation 3 credit hours
Current trends, problems, and development in rehabilitation. Students pursue a special interest area such as cultural diversity, disability determination, work adjustment, work evaluation , legal and ethical issues, etc., share information and experience mutually with the class. Lecture, guest speakers, reports, and class discussions, are utilized.
- REHA 407 Pharmacology of Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation 3 credit hours
The medical, psychological, and sociological effects of legal and illegal drugs are discussed. Focus is on the pharmacological actions and behavior effects of cocaine, amphetamines, alcohol, depressants, psychiatric drugs, opiates, marijuana, hallucinogens and other prescription/over- the- counter drugs.
- REHA 411 Field Work in Rehabilitation Services 3 credit hours
Part-time supervised practicum in agencies and institutions providing rehabilitation services essential to employment. Students must have completed 6 credit hours of REHA 401 to apply for this course.
- REHA 412 Special Topics in Rehabilitation 3 credit hours
Prepares the student to understand current issues and topics regarding disabilities and how those topics influence the rehabilitation process.
- REHA 421 Practicum in Rehabilitation 3 credit hours
Provides for an expanded elective opportunity for students to become exposed to and experience the operations within an agency, organization, or institution. This is a part-time supervised opportunity.
- REHA 499 Independent Study 1-6 credit hours
An intensive study of specialized topics in rehabilitation for advanced students. Permission to take an independent study must be obtained from the instructor when course is otherwise unavailable.
- ASLS 203 American Sign Language I 3 credit hours
This course prepares students to develop expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL). The course will include the conceptual sign vocabulary and grammar from ASL.
- ASLS 204 American Sign Language II 3 credit hours
This course expands the knowledge of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL) beyond knowledge acquired in ASLS 203. The course will focus on structure, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Prerequisite: ASLS 203, or proficiency evaluation.
- ASLS 307 American Sign Language III 3 credit hours
This course provides a more extensive knowledge of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL). Emphasis is placed on cognitive preparation incorporating visual and motor activities. Exposure to other forms of communication used by individuals who are deaf will be introduced. Prerequisites: ASLS 203 and ASLS 204 or proficiency evaluation.
- ASLS 308 American Sign Language IV 3 credit hours
This course provides an advanced preparation of knowledge in expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL). Students become more sensitive to the experiences of the deaf consumer and have instructional activities which lead to the development of visual, spatial, and motor learning memory. Prerequisite: ASLS 203, ASLS 204, and ASLS 307 or proficiency evaluation.
- ASLS 402 Orientation to Deafness 3 credit hours
This course provides an overview of deafness focusing on four major topics: the nature and experience of deafness, the education and training of children and adults who are deaf, the deaf adult community, and deafness culture.
- ASLS 421 Practicum in American Sign Language 3 credit hours
This course requires a minimum of 135 hours of direct interaction with the deaf community, a group of deaf individuals, or a human services agency providing services to the deaf. Prerequisites: ASLS 203, ASLS 204, ASLS 307 and ASLS 308 or demonstrated advance knowledge of ASL and permission of the Rehabilitation Services Program’s Clinical Coordinator.