University of Maine at Farmington 2017-2018 Catalog

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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.

Rehabilitation Services Program 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.



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


*NOTE: Students must have grades of B- or higher in all major requirements courses and any elective MHRT/C courses (REH 249, REH 250, REH 270, and REH 420) while attaining an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to graduate.

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
Total Credits for the Major:  56  
GEN ED (including BIO 150):  40                              
ELECTIVES:  32                                                       

*NOTE:  Students who wish to change their major to Rehabilitation Services will need to have a overall GPA of 2.5 before this change can be made.

General education requirements at UMF include foundation courses and distribution courses. The total number of credits required to fulfill these requirements will differ depending on the courses you select; your advisor will help you choose courses that are appropriate to your program and your interests. UMF's general education requirements also include expectations related to writing skills, technology skills, research skills, and public presentation skills. You will typically satisfy these requirements through your normal coursework in general education and your major. 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.


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 2.5 or higher.


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