Improve the quality of life of service populations. Learn to help individuals and communities function effectively as you pursue a Human Services and Rehabilitation major.
Why Human Services & Rehabilitation at The American Women’s College?
The Human Services and Rehabilitation major helps advance students working in social, medical, rehabilitation, and human service settings, as well as those intending to move directly into support and human service jobs.
The Human Services & Rehabilitation program incorporates and supports the 12 national standards set by the Human Services Research Institute, the highest expectations in the field. As a student in the program, you will:
- Prepare to meet various human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base
- Focus on prevention, as well as remediation of problems
- Develop the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of direct-service roles
- Employ appropriate assessment theory and delivery models
- Evaluate community resources to assist and support clients
- Apply the appropriate skills to treat individuals with developmental disabilities
- Advance the independence, integration, and full participation of individuals with rehabilitation needs in the workforce and the community
As part of this degree program, students will participate in a 120-hour practicum. This is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience while also applying the concepts and skills they are learning throughout their coursework.
In addition to your core curriculum courses and general electives, students in this program can expect to take major specific courses such as:
- Interviewing and Counseling Skills
- Introduction to Human Services and Rehabilitation
- Psychological Aspects of Disability and Aging
- Health Psychology
- Developmental and Psychiatric Disabilities
- Addictions and Interventions
- Internship: As part of this degree program, students will participate in a 120-hour practicum. This is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience while also applying the concepts and skills they are learning throughout their coursework.
Check out our program catalog for a full list of required courses for this major.
Completion of this program will fulfill the education requirement for students to become a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner. For more information, check out the application requirements here.
Want to learn more about the field of Human Services and Rehabilitation? Check out the National Organization for Human Services.