University of Maine at Farmington 2019-2020 Catalog

 
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Rehabilitation Services
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Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science: Rehabilitation Services

The Mission of the Rehabilitation Services Program at the University of Maine at Farmington is to provide high-quality Bachelor’s level education and advisement to students who wish to work with people with disabilities, including people with physical disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and addiction disorders. Students who wish to obtain the Maine State MHRT/C Certification, or the Addictions Certificate, can discuss these opportunities with their academic advisor(s). Students entering the major must have a Criminal History Record Check prior to their practicum and internship.

Learning Goals, Assessment, and Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (44 credits)

REH 110 Introduction to Disability Studies 4
REH 120 Introduction to Social Services 4
REH 200 Counseling and the Helping Relationship 4
REH 305 Group Process in Human Services 4
REH 310 Casework 4
REH 380 Seminar in Professional Practice 4
REH 395 Practicum in Rehabilitation and Human Services 4
REH 480 Undergraduate Thesis in Rehabilitation 4
REH 495 Internship in Rehabilitation and Human Services                           12

 

Program Related Electives (12 credits)

REH 215 Writing, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice in Rehabilitation  
REH 212 Rehabilitation and Families  
REH 220 Multiculturalism  
REH 230 Surviving and Thriving as Human Service Professionals  
REH 240 Expressive Arts Therapy  
REH 249 Psychosocial Rehabilitation  
REH 250 Introduction to Addiction  
REH 270 Vocational Counseling and Placement  
REH 277 Topics in Rehabilitation 2-4
REH 297 Independent Study in Rehabilitation 1-4
REH 340 Advanced Addiction Rehabilitation  
REH 375 Research Methods  
REH 377 Topics in Rehabilitation 1-4
REH 381 Grantwriting  
REH 397 Independent Study & Research in Rehabilitation 1-4
REH 402 Myth, Madness, and Mental Illness  
REH 420 Trauma and Resiliency  
REH 477 Topics in Rehabilitation 2-4
Independent Study and Research in Rehabilitation
1-4
   
   
Total Credits for the Major:  56  
   
GEN ED (including BIO 150):  40                              
   
ELECTIVES:  32                                                       
   
*MHRT/C NOTE: Students majoring in Rehabilitation may elect to include coursework to become eligible for Maine state certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT/C).  Eligibility is based on specific coursework and completion of the BS in Rehabilitation. The required courses are currently under review and were not available at the time of the publishing of the catalog. Please see your advisor for specific course requirements. Note that courses for the MHRT will be required to have a grade of B- or higher.  Upon graduation from the program, the transcript will reflect MHRT/C eligible.  
   
MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE:  128         

*NOTE:  Students who wish to change their major to Rehabilitation Services will need to have a overall GPA of 2.500 before being accepted into the major.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

*NOTE: Rehabilitation students will be required to take BIO 150N Human Anatomy and Physiology I as one of their natural sciences.

GRADUATION

To graduate with a Rehabilitation Services major, students must have:

1. Grades of B- or higher in all major requirements and MHRT/C courses;

2. A cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher.

MINIMUM TOTAL OF CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE: 128

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Learning Goals, Assessments, and Requirements
 
Learning Goals:
 

The Rehabilitation Services Program will:

1. Emphasize the individual rights of people with disabilities in all coursework.

2. Provide quality student advisement regarding student degrees, curriculum, and career opportunities.

3. Expose students to research-based theories and practices, with the understanding that the true experts on disability are people with disabilities themselves.

4. Provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills, and to reflect on their professional development strengths and needs.

5. Support employers with Bachelor’s level students who meet employers’ workforce needs.

6. Foster the development of students’ writing and research skills critical to their careers and continued education.

7. Improve services, supports, and environments for people with disabilities through education of students in the program, and the larger public in the UMF community, state, and nation.

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