This certification program prepares you for an entry-level position within a human services organization. Certificate holders may work for agencies providing services to people with physical, emotional or mental disabilities. Pursue employment opportunities in rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol programs, community mental health programs, intellectual disability programs, corrections systems and hospitals.
The Rehabilitation and Human Services 12-credit certificate program is appropriate for those already working in the human services field or for those who would like to test their interest in the field before committing to a degree program. The certificate is a series of undergraduate courses in the areas of psychology and rehabilitation and human services.
Course selections include:
RHS 100 Introduction to Disability Culture 3 credits
Social and cultural contexts of disability on both a micro and macro levels will be examined.
HD FS 239 - Adolescent Development 3 credits
Social, behavioral, and biological development and intervention throughout adolescence.
PSYCH 100 - Introductory Psychology 3 credits
Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
SOC 001 - Introductory Sociology 3 credits
The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.
Students may take only one course for General Education credit from SOC 001 GS or R SOC 011 GS.
SOC 119 - Race and Ethnic Relations 4 credits
Historical patterns and current status of racial and ethnic groups; inequality, competition, and conflict; social movements; government policy.
Additional information on the Introduction to Rehabilitation and Human Services certificate is available from the University's Undergraduate Bulletin.