The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Rehabilitation Services, Bachelor of Science

This program leads to a profession which requires an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. This requires that all applicants seeking to become licensed must undergo a criminal background check prior to licensure.

The field of rehabilitation is dedicated to assisting individuals, primarily adults, with disabilities to live full and independent lives. Graduates of the B.S. program are prepared to enter a wide-range of entry-level careers in rehabilitative and human services. Graduates are also prepared academically to continue into graduate studies in rehabilitation counseling and other related majors. The undergraduate degree places special emphasis in hands-on, experiential learning which is integrated into all course work. The educational experience culminates in a 360-hour practicum in an approved community setting.

Core Curriculum – 42 Hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once.

Major Requirements - 60 Hours

Required Courses - 39 hours

Rehabilitation Foundation

REHS 2301Introduction to Rehabilitation

3

REHS 3303Case Management I

3

REHS 3311Disability Policy and Advocacy

3

REHS 3325Medical Aspects of Disability I

3

REHS 3330Medical Aspects of Disability II

3

REHS 4301Assessment in Human Services

3

REHS 4302Job Placement

3

REHS 4310Rehabilitation Research

3

REHS 4330Practicum I

3

REHS 4360Assistive Technology in Rehabilitation

3

REHS 4602Practicum II

6

Choose one
REHS 4303Case Management II

3

REHS 4305Case Management for the Spanish Speaking Client

3

Additional Rehabilitation Courses - 21 hours

REHS 2321Introduction to Addiction Studies

3

REHS 3331Psychology of Disability

3

REHS 3320Family and Disability

3

REHS 4355Multicultural Issues in Human Services

3

REHS 3345Lifespan Development and Disability

3

REHS 4385Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Disability

3

Choose One
REHS 3340Intermediate Aspects of Addiction Studies

3

REHS 3350Prevention of Addictive Behaviors

3

REHS 4345Culture and Family in Addiction Studies

3

REHS 4350Special Topics in Rehabilitation

3

REHS 4380Animals in Rehabilitation

3

Free Electives – 18 Hours

Free electives credit hours required may vary to achieve the institutional minimum of 120 hours for a degree.

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Progression Requirements

Progression requirements required for this program.

Students must earn a “C” or better in REHS 3303 to enroll in REHS 4303 or REHS 4305

Students must earn a “C” or better in REHS 4330 to enroll in REHS 4602

Students must take REHS 4301 as a required prerequisite before taking REHS 4602

Major Graduation Requirements

Specific graduation requirements required for this program beyond university bachelor’s degree requirements. 

GPA of at least 2.4 in all REHS courses.

Earn “pass” grade in REHS 4602 Practicum II.