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BA in Rehabilitation Services

 

A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Rehabilitation Services prepares the student for a wide range of careers in working with people who have disabilities. Graduates are qualified for employment in State and Federal Rehabilitation systems, including a variety of human services agencies as well as the Rehabilitation Services Administration. 

This degree prepares students to work in areas such as case management, job development, community rehabilitation programs, drug and alcohol treatment program technician services, independent living centers, and assistive technology.  It is also a stepping stone to graduate school programs in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, and Occupational Therapy. This 50-credit-hour multi-disciplinary degree program includes supervised field experiences and a practicum.

For information about this program, please contact us or call 217.666.7557

 

PSY 102 General Psychology (prerequisite for later courses)
SOC101 General Sociology (prerequisite for later courses)
MVSC 240 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology (recommended)

Note: OTA 230 Functional Kinesiology in OT may be taken instead of MVSC 240, but will not count toward General Education lab science credit.
Completion of an approved minor (see list below)
54 credits of upper division courses are required (6 credits outside of major). At least 12 credit hours must come from Writing Intensive courses.

Complete any upper division Spanish course, or one of the following:
SPAN 202, SPAN 214, or SPAN 252

RHAB 370  Communication for Health and Human Services Professionals
RHAB 322 - Employment for People with Disabilities
OTA 160 OT in Growth and Development
OTA 255 OT Program Development
Any upper division CHDP course
PSY 412 Psychopathology
SPED 408 Introduction to Exceptional Children
RHAB 310 Introduction to Rehabilitation

RHAB 320 Physical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
RHAB 321 Field Experience in Rehabilitation 1
RHAB 410 Assistive Technology in Rehabilitation
RHAB 411 Field Experience in Rehabilitation 2
RHAB 420 Case Management in Rehabilitation
RHAB 481 Practicum in Rehabilitation
Guided Electives (Advisor approved) 9

Fieldwork assignments may occur in locations that have additional requirement. Documentation of current CPR certification, TB testing. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Rubella immunization is usually required. Hepatitis B vaccine is strongly recommended.

All students are required to complete the practicum experience within 18 months of the classroom courses.

 

Don Kallembach OTD
Director of Rehabiliation Services
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM
Phone: 217.666.7557
Email: kallembachd@wnmu.edu

 
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