The master's degree program in Rehabilitative Sciences is designed for students who presently hold a bachelor's degree and aspire to leadership and management positions in community-based social, clinical, vocational, recreational, case management, residential, and forensic treatment programs. Incoming students declare their intention to be designated in either the traditional (face to face) track or the online program (Web track). Regardless of their designation, students are always encouraged to cross over and sample courses offerings from either of the two tracks.
Students who are admitted to this 33-credit program typically have experience working with people who have one or more of the following issues: mental retardation, chemical dependency, aging, mental health, delinquency, criminal adjudication, health issues, poverty, and other at-risk environmental or behavioral problems. Graduates will acquire greater knowledge and skills to position them for increased levels of professional responsibility. Within this degree, students will take a core of 15 required graduate credits, and 18 graduate credits from elective courses selected by the student in consultation with their advisor. Unless the applicant submits documentation of prior experience in the field through employment or practicum experience, six credits of REHB 495 must be taken in addition to the 33 required credits for the master's degree to fulfill the field experience component.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; Middle States Commission on Higher Education