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The College of Allied Health Professions has designed its professional preparation programs to include a series of field experiences. Depending on the degree option, these field experiences may be referred to as internships, practica, or supervised field experiences. Each field course requires, as a minimum, 45 contact hours per semester credit hour. Some programs, due to national or state accreditation requirements or Departmental policy, may require additional contact hours beyond the minimum requirement. Students should clarify requirements with the faculty advisor prior to registration.
Students are encouraged to make application 12 weeks prior to the semester in which the field experience is to be completed. Field placements are arranged through the Career Services & Cooperative Education Office, Library 100.
* REHA 201 Introduction to Diversity 3 cr. Introduces multicultural knowledge, skills, awareness, and attitudes. The course focuses on perspectives for understanding and interacting with diverse groups, and will examine theoretical and research literature concerning cultural characteristics and differences related to disability, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, advanced aging, and social class. Students will be provided the opportunity to explore scholarly as well as practical resources for interacting with diverse individuals and families.
REHA 215 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability 3 cr. Provides overall knowledge of psychological and social factors affecting adjustment to disability. Examines the unique characteristics of specific disability groups and their implications for intervention.
REHA 290 Internship V 1-6 cr. Prerequisite: An application for field experience is required with prior approval from the field placement supervisor. Provides freshmen and sophomores with a supervised field experience in an appropriate setting specifically related to the students’ major/minor area. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.
REHA 291 Independent Study V 1-3 cr. Provides an experience for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular college courses.
REHA 292 Seminar V 1-3 cr. Provides students an opportunity to intensively investigate topics pertinent to the field of Rehabilitation.
REHA 296 Cooperative Education/Internship 3 cr. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Provides university credit for a sophomore level field experience in the area of Rehabilitation and Related Services supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration.
REHA 301 Principles of Counseling and Group Theory 3 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Develops an understanding of group process, provides an introduction to conducting interviews and skills in the helping process, and emphasizes group membership skills for rehabilitation clients.
REHA 303 Assistive Technology Applications Across the Lifespan 3 cr. Prerequisite: REHA 201. Examines applications of Assistive Technology (AT) to maintain or increase levels of functioning and independence for individuals across the life span. The spectrum of low to high technology options in several life domain areas for children and adults with disabilities, those with chronic illness, and the aging population will be explored. Assessment, public policy, universal design, and multicultural considerations are also addressed.
REHA/HS 345 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in the Human Services 3 cr. Prerequisites: HS 201 or REHA 201. Presents a review of the current and historical legal decisions which effect client rights and service provisions. Legal and ethical issues of due process and appropriate treatment in the least restrictive settings, the right to treatment and other significant legal ramifications relative to client advocacy and professional responsibility are discussed. Students are exposed to various professional standards in Human Services. Similarly, legal and professional issues such as confidentiality and privileged communication are discussed.
REHA 406 Assessment and Case Conceptualization in Rehabilitation and Human Services 3 cr. Applies empirical principles to appraisal of client characteristics, needs, and potential. Provides practice with assessment data recording, interpretation, and application to an overall view of a case.
REHA 418 Counseling for Loss and Bereavement 3 cr. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Examines the process of adjustment to losses of many different kinds that frequently occur in the lives of consumers serviced by counselors and human service agencies. Course will discuss counseling techniques and strategies to facilitate successful adjustment to loss.
REHA 425 Psychiatric Rehabilitation 3 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Provides an orientation to the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Includes historical antecedents, philosophical and traditional connections with the field of rehabilitation counseling, assessment, planning and service delivery methods for those intending to work in rehabilitation focused programs serving persons with psychiatric disabilities.
REHA 453 Case Management and Community Resources 3 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Covers methods for effectively managing a case and caseload. Areas covered include writing a case history, treatment planning, and writing case notes. Aids counselors serving consumers, determining appropriate community resources, and making a proper referral.
REHA 458 Community Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities 1 cr. R-3. Provides students with experience in providing advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
REHA 490 Internship: Rehabilitation Agency 6 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Provides a supervised field experience within a Rehabilitation or allied agency setting. An application is required with prior approval needed for registration. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.
REHA 490 Internship: Community Agency 6 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Provides a supervised field experience within a community agency which provides people services. An application is required with prior approval needed for registration. Infield contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.
REHA 491 Independent Study V 1-3 cr. Provides an experience for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular college courses.
REHA 492 Seminar V 1-3 cr. Investigates special topics pertinent to the area of Health and Human Services.
REHA 493 Workshop V 1-3 cr. Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of Health and Human Services.
REHA 496 Cooperative Education/Internship 3 cr. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Provides university credit for a junior or senior level field experience in the area of Rehabilitation and Related Services supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration.
REHA 497 Capstone in Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation 2 cr. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Reviews competencies and knowledge essential to the field of chemical dependency rehabilitation. Examines current trends and issues in the field as evidenced by periodicals and other literature. Requires integration and synthesis of knowledge and experiences developed through the program. The course will prepare students for the Montana chemical dependency counseling licensure examination.
Graduate Level Courses
The following are graduate level courses. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for the course descriptions.
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