Learn to make a lasting difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
Help people by improving their quality of life and life experiences with a minor in
Rehabilitation & Human Services.
On Campus or Online
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Why minor in rehabilitation and human services?
Rehabilitation and human services is an interdisciplinary program that draws from
psychology, sociology, social work, nursing and other fields. Take core courses in rehabilitation,
research methodology and psychology. Then choose a concentration in substance abuse,
mental health, gerontology, developmental disabilities or other specializations.
You'll complete an internship in a professional rehabilitation agency that will enable
you to apply theory to practice and integrate knowledge, values and skills.
Graduates of the addictions program are well positioned to obtain licensure in North
Dakota and other states in substance abuse counseling.
Rehabilition and Human Services Minor Courses
RHS 250. Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation. 3 Credits.
This course introduces students to the profession of rehabilitation and examines how persons with disabilities are treated in our society. Topics include: community and national rehabilitation agencies, political and social influences on rehabilitation programs, conceptualization of disability, attitude development and change, building accessible and inclusive communities, and transforming the media. Opportunities for involvement with agencies providing rehabilitation services will be provided. S,SS.
RHS 350. Overview of Disabilities. 3 Credits.
This course provides an overview of physical and mental disabilities for rehabilitation professionals, including the medical, psychological, social, and vocational aspects of specific disabilities. Medical terminology, etiology, treatment, interventions, and prognosis of various disabilities will be presented. F.
COUN 250. Dialogue on U.S. Diversity. 3 Credits.
This seminar on diversity issues in the U.S. will cover group communication skills, psychological impact of social/cultural group identities and inequality. S.
RHS 200. Helping Skills in Community Services. 3 Credits.
This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills associated with the helping process, including interviewing skills, as practiced in a variety of community services settings. A special focus will be on the problem-solving process and interaction skills used in direct service activities with individuals. Helping skills require a knowledge of interpersonal relationships and the effective use of interpersonal behaviors. This combination of knowledge and skills will benefit any individual wanting to increase effectiveness when working with people. F,S,SS.
RHS 260. Inclusion in Recreation Settings. 3 Credits.
Study of individuals with disabling conditions and their leisure-related needs with emphasis on integration strategies and legislation that facilitate community involvement. F,S.
CSD 343. Language Development. 3 Credits.
The nature and development of linguistic content, form, and use from birth to adulthood are studied relative to the development of communication and speech; relative to cognitive, social, and physical development; and relative to cultural diversity. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENGL 209, PSYC 250, and CSD 340; or equivalents. F.
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