Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies Certificate

  • HIA-M 330 Medical Terminology (or equivalent) (2  cr.) Understanding and use of the language of medicine including build, analyze, define, pronounce, and spell diagnostic terms that relate to the structure of the body systems. [vocabulary standards]
  • SHRS-W 320 Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (3 cr.) Assisting students in the knowledge/awareness of available high-tech/low-tech equipment, or product systems that are used in rehabilitation settings to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities, emphasizing the application of clinically-based strategies for determining an individual's need for and acceptance of adaptive technology to improve functional outcomes.
  • SHRS-W 330 Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management (3 cr.) Exploring the historical perspective, technological and humanitarian advances, and major issues in the rehabilitation administrative environment; discussing and analyzing the legislative mandates relative to their effects on shaping the administrative environment in rehabilitation; acquiring knowledge of the process and significance of administrative competency in delivering services to rehabilitation consumers.
  • SHRS-W 340 Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 cr.) P: Medical Terminology Course or equivalent. Students will review medical terminology and gain an understanding of major disabling conditions, the psychological and vocational aspect of adjustment to disability and chronic long term illness, and examine psychological and social theories related to disability and chronic illness and Code of Ethics.
  • SHRS-W 420 Proposal Writing for Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs (3 cr.) An interactive educational opportunity to develop skills related to fund development in a community rehabilitation setting, providing an overview of the grant development process. Students will research local and national funding sources and learn about traditional and non-traditional sources to develop and maintain community-based rehabilitation programs. Includes guest speakers.
  • SHRS-W 430 Practicum in Rehabilitation and Disability (3 cr.) Designed to give students direct work experience in various private and public sector rehabilitation agencies, this experiential component allows the student an opportunity to apply his/her newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an actual work setting.
  • SHRS-W 440 Medical Aspects of Disabilities (3 cr.) The primary emphasis of this survey course is on medically determined aspects of disabling impairments and disabilities. Students will learn the functional limitations associated with major disabling conditions particularly as they relate to the delivery of rehabilitation services. Current trends and methodologies involved in rehabilitation processes will be covered.