Bachelor of Science Rehabilitation Psychology

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  • 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.

Course Sequence

Course Sequence for Rehabilitation Psychology

The Behavior Rehabilitation option is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in human service/social science occupations such as case management, rehabilitation counseling, drug and alcohol counseling and work evaluation/assessment. This option places more emphasis on rehabilitation and psychology courses and is also recommended for persons that would otherwise pursue a degree in psychology.

“Note: BIOL 112/114 now also a prereq for A&P”

First Year

Fall Semester

CourseTitleCredit
ENGL 101Basic Composition I3
MATH 102 or 109Applications or College Algebra3
SOCI 101Intro to Sociology3
REHA 100
OR
GNST 100
First Year Experience1
EXSC 111Personal Health & Fitness3
CHEM 101Chemistry I3

Spring Semester

CourseTitleCredit
BIOL 111/113   Princ of Biology/Lab  4
ENGL 102Basic Composition II3
PSYC 100Intro to Psychology3
Humanities(Select One)3
SOCI 201Social Problems3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CourseTitleCredits
ENGL 203Fundament of Contemp Speech3
ElectiveELECTIVE (4 CREDITS)  4
MATH 210Elementary Statistics3
REHA 201Introduction to Rehabilitation3
Humanities(Select One)3

Spring Semester

CourseTitleCredits
PSYC 201Child Development 3
EDSP 200 A Intro to Special Education   3
PSYC 271Abnormal Psychology3
HUEC 203
OR
PSYC 205
Human Growth: Life Persp
OR
Developmental Psych
3
Elective(Select One)3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

CourseTitleCredits
RPSY 331  Research Methods I  3
ENGL 305Technical Writing3
REHA 306Counseling Skills/Techniques 3
REHA 301Health Medical Information3
REHA 303Case Record Management3

Spring Semester

CourseTitleCredits
REHA 302Theories of Counseling  3
REHA 305Vocational Counseling/Devel  3
RPSY 304Tests & Measurements3
RPSY 471Group & Family3
ElectivesELECTIVES (3)3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

CourseTitleCredits
REHA 402ONLNRehab of the Develop Disabled 3
REHA 403Psychiatric Rehabilitation3
PSYC 401Introduction to Personality3
RPSY 418Physiological Psychology3
REHAOption3

Spring Semester

CourseTitleCredits
REHA 401  Fieldwork in Rehabilitation     6
REHA 406Seminar in Rehabilitation3
REHAOption3

Fieldwork

Fieldwork in Rehabilitation Services: REHA 401

300 clock hours (6 credits)

The general purpose of Fieldwork in Rehabilitation Services shall be to further the student’s professional development of the appropriate skills and competencies.  In addition, students should gain knowledge that will enhance their ability to effectively promote positive changes in the lives of persons with disabilities.  These positive changes will be in the areas of employment status (where applicable), level of social integration, level of independence, and quality of life.  This experience should take place under the supervision of qualified rehabilitation, rehabilitation related or allied health personnel.

Appropriate settings for fieldwork will include facilities involved in the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Fieldwork settings will include carefully selected rehabilitation agencies and facilities in both the public and private sectors. These facilities may include state departments of rehabilitation, psychiatric hospitals, supported employment settings, institutions serving the developmentally disabled, institutions serving individuals with mental illness, agencies providing services for individuals who have sensorial disabilities, institutions serving substance abusers, correctional institutions, private for profit rehabilitation and rehabilitation related facilities. Other experiences can include institutions serving juvenile offenders, adolescent placement centers, physical rehabilitation hospitals, programs for the aged, and other related facilities, agencies and organizations.  Students interested in education may opt to do fieldwork with Disability Student Services on a college or university campus.

Participating fieldwork site supervisors are expected to provide students with a practical experience involving active participation in the day to day operations of the agency in meeting human needs. The fieldwork student will not be viewed as an “observer”, but as a person with professional training, who has something to contribute through functioning as part of the agency.

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