Bachelor of Science Rehabilitation Services

  • Course Descriptions

    Department of Rehabilitation Course Descriptions

    REHA 188     Freshman Orientation   1 credit hour

    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 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. BIOL 231 is a prerequisite.

    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 hours
    Principles and practices of obtaining, recording, evaluating and utilizing case data in rehabilitation.  Techniques of managing caseload of individuals with a disability.

    REHA 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   3-6 credit hours
    Part-time supervised practicum in agencies and institutions providing rehabilitation services essential to employment.  REHA 301 through REHA 306 and permission of the Clinical Coordinator are prerequisites.

    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 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 488     Pharmacology in Rehabilitation    3 credit hours

    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 202     Orientation to Deafness  3 credit hours
    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 202 or substantial experience with the deaf culture is a prerequisite for other ASLS courses.

    ASLS 203     American Sign Language I    3 credit hours
    This course will prepare students to develop expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL).  The course will include the conceptual sign vocabulary and grammar from ASL.  Prerequisite:  ASLS 202.

    ASLS 204     American Sign Language II   3 credit hours
    This course will expand 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.  Prerequisites:  ASLS 202 and 203 or proficiency evaluation.

    ASLS 307     American Sign Language III   3 credit hours
    This course will provide a more extensive knowledge of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL).  Emphasis will be placed on cognitive preparation incorporating visual and motor activities.  Exposure to other forms of communication used by individuals who are deaf.  Prerequisites:  ASLS 202, 203 and 204 or proficiency evaluation.

    ASLS 308     American Sign Language IV   3 credit hours
    This course will provide an advanced preparation of knowledge in expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL).  Students will become more sensitive to the experiences of the deaf consumer, and have instructional activities, which will lead to the development of visual, spatial, and motor learning memory.  Prerequisites:  ASLS 202, 203, 204 and 307 or proficiency evaluation.

    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 202, 203, 204, 307, 308 or demonstrated advance knowledge of ASL and permission of the Rehabilitation Services Program's Clinical Coordinator.

     

     

     

    Course Sequence for Rehabilitation Services

    Course Sequence for Rehabilitation Services

    This four year course of study prepares students to become entry level rehabilitation professionals and to successfully assume the role of care professionals in mental health centers, intellectual disability centers, chemical dependency treatment centers, and similar human service agencies.

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

             
               
                FRESHMAN YEAR  
          Fall Semester   Credits
          ENGL 101       Basic Composition I      3
          MATH 109                 Application or College Algebra 3
          SOCI 101  Intro to Sociology               3
          CHEM 101            Chemistry I 3
          REHA 100 or GNST 100  Freshman Experience        1
          EXSC 111  Personal Health & Fitness           3
                                           Semester Total 16
          Spring Semester                              
          ENGL 102  Basic Composition II 3
          Elective   (Select One)  3
          PSYC 100 Intro to Psychology 3
          SOCI 201  Social Problems                
          BIOL 111/113 Principles of Biology I W/Lab 
                                          Semester Total 16
                       !Student must also first enroll in ENGL 001 when enrolling in ENGL 102.
          SOPHOMORE YEAR    
          Fall Semester    
          ENGL 203  Fundament of Contemp Speech                 3
          BIOL 231/233or REHA Option Human Anatomy & Physiology I W/Lab and 1 credit elective  4
         

    SOCI 202

    or

    SOCI 250

    or

    CRJS 101

    Social Deviance 

     

    Juvenile Delinquency

    Intro to Criminal Justice               

    3
          BUED 212  Computer Concepts I 3
          Humanities (Select One) 3
                                          Semester Total 16
          Spring Semester    
          Elective (Select One) 3
          EDSP 200B Introduction to Special Education           3
          REHA 201  Introduction to Rehabilitation        3
          MATH 210 Elementary Statistics                 3
          Humanities (Select One) 3
                                          Semester Total 15
          JUNIOR YEAR    
          Fall Semester                                       
          ENGL 305  Technical Writing       3
          REHA 306  Counseling Skills/Techniques           3
          REHA 301  Health Medical Information           3
          REHA 303  Case Record Management   3
          Elective      (Select One)  3
                                          Semester Total 15
          Spring Semester                                   
          REHA 302    Theories of Counseling          
          REHA 305  Vocational Development         3
         

    HUEC 203

    or

    PSYC 205 

    Human Growth: Life Persp

     

    Developmental Psych             

    3
          PSYC 271  Abnormal Psychology                      3
          Elective  (Select One) 3
                                          Semester Total 15
          SENIOR YEAR    
          Fall Semester    
          RPSY 304 Tests & Measurements     3
          REHA 403 Psychiatric Rehabilitation  3
          REHA 402ONLN  Rehab of Develop Disabled 3
          REHA Option                                           Rehab Option 3
          Elective  (Select One)  3
                                           Semester Total 15
           Spring Semester    
          REHA 401 Fieldwork in Rehab 6
          REHA 406 Seminar in Rehabilitation 3
          REHA Option                                           Rehab Option  3
          Elective  (Select One)  3
                                          Semester Total 15
            TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 123

    Course Sequence for Rehabilitation Services Allied Health

    Course Sequence for Rehabilitation Services Allied Health 

    The Allied Health option is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in Allied Health occupations such as physical therapy or occupational therapy.  It contains the prerequisites for the UMES and most other physical therapy programs.  This option places more emphasis on the natural sciences courses that are generally a prerequisite for allied health graduate schools.

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

             
              FRESHMAN YEAR  
        Fall Semester   Credits
        ENGL 101       Basic Composition I      3
        MATH 109                 College Algebra 3
        SOCI 101  Intro to Sociology               3
        CHEM 111/113            Principles of Chem I W/Lab 4
        REHA 100 or GNST 100  Freshman Experience        1
        EXSC 111  Health and Wellness          3
                                         Semester Total 17
        Spring Semester                              
        ENGL 102  Basic Composition II 3
        CHEM 112/114   Principles of Chem II W/Lab 4
        PSYC 100 Intro to Psychology 3
        SOCI 201  Social Problems                
        BIOL 111/113 Principles of Biology I W/Lab 
                                        Semester Total 17
                     !Student must also first enroll in ENGL 001 when enrolling in ENGL 102.
        SOPHOMORE YEAR    
        Fall Semester    
        ENGL 203  Fundament of Contemp Speech                 3
        BIOL 231/233 Human Anatomy & Physiology I W/Lab 4
       

    SOCI 202

    or

    SOCI 250

    or

    CRJS 101

    Social Deviance 

     

    Juvenile Delinquency

    Intro to Criminal Justice               

    3
        BUED 212  Computer Concepts I 3
        Humanities (Select One) 3
                                        Semester Total 16
        Spring Semester    
        BIOL 232/234  Human Anatomy & Physiology II W/Lab 
        EDSP 200B Introduction to Special Education           3
        REHA 201  Introduction to Rehabilitation        3
        MATH 210 Elementary Statistics                 3
        Humanities (Select One) 3
                                        Semester Total 16
        JUNIOR YEAR    
        Fall Semester                                       
        ENGL 305  Technical Writing       3
        REHA 306  Counseling Skills/Techniques           3
        REHA 301  Health Medical Information           3
        REHA 303  Case Record/Management   3
        PHYS 121/123         Principles of Physics I W/Lab 4
                                        Semester Total 16
        Spring Semester                                   
        REHA 302    Theories of Counseling          
        REHA 305  Vocational Development         3
       

    HUEC 203

    or

    PSYC 205 

    Human Growth: Life Persp

     

    Developmental Psych             

    3
        PSYC 271  Abnormal Psychology                      3
        PHYS 122/124 Principles of Physics II W/Lab 3
                                        Semester Total 16
        SENIOR YEAR    
        Fall Semester    
        REHA 304  Tests & Measurements     3
        REHA 403 Psychiatric Rehabilitation  3
        REHA 402ONLN  Rehab of Develop Disabled 3
        REHA Option                                           Rehab Option 3
        MATH 110    Trigonometry 3
                                         Semester Total 15
         Spring Semester    
        REHA 401 Fieldwork in Rehab 6
        REHA 406 Seminar in Rehabilitation 3
        REHA Option                                           Rehab Option  3
       

    BIOL 301/303  

    Or

    BIOL 326/327

    Or

    BIOL 420/421

    Microbiology w/lab

    Cell Biology w/lab

    Animal Histology w/lab 

    4
                                        Semester Total 16
          TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 129

     

     

     

    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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