Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS)

Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS)

The Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) major prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of human service settings including agencies serving people with physical, mental, alcohol and other drug, and cognitive disabilities. Students enter employment in a variety of settings including: programs for children and youth, drug and alcohol programs, programs for older people, community mental health programs, programs for people with autism, rehabilitation centers, corrections programs, including prisons, and hospitals.

Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services. All RHS students take a core set of courses that provide the foundation for working in a variety of human service settings including: introduction to rehabilitation and human services, case management, client assessment, group work, counseling skills, community mental health, children and family interventions, medical aspects of disability and courses related to working with people from different cultural backgrounds. RHS students also develop core skills in writing, communication, and critical thinking.

RHS students learn a variety of professional skills, including advocating for others; assessing client needs; conducting educational and related support groups; consulting with professionals from other agencies and settings; developing client treatment plans; identifying and using community resources; interviewing clients and family members; managing client caseloads; and resolving conflicts. Graduates work in a variety of settings including community mental health programs, group homes, schools, drug and alcohol programs, hospitals and medical settings, corrections facilities, and rehabilitation centers.