The University of Maine at Farmington Rehabilitation Services program is an applied human services degree aimed at helping people with at-risk conditions to function effectively in their living, learning and working environments. If you have a passion for working with people, this hands-on degree will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others.
Note: This program qualifies for a tuition discount of more than $4,000 for residents of CT, MA, NH, RI and VT through the New England Regional Student Program.
The Rehabilitation Services curriculum is designed to prepare you to advocate with and for the needs of people with disabilities at both the individual and systems level.
Rehabilitation Services courses draw upon many methods, including interviewing, counseling, group leadership, goal analysis, functional assessment and systems change, to prepare you to work as effective members of interdisciplinary teams.
Real-world experience is a key to the Rehabilitation Services program
Practical, real-world experience is built into the program with a required 150-hour third-year practicum and a 450-hour internship in your fourth year. Your outside-the-classroom field work and internship will let you experience first-hand what’s it’s like to work in the field. It’ll also provide you with valuable professional contacts.
Our Rehabilitation philosophy and practice focuses on client autonomy, the strengths of individuals, families and communities, and the adaptation of environments to support full inclusion. The program prides itself on small class sizes, approachable professors, and hands-on learning through our highly selective field placements. Faculty members will work closely with you to ensure your career goals and ambitions are attained.
Recent graduates have taken positions as mental health caseworkers for children and adults, substance abuse counselors, adoption counselors, crisis counselors, residential administrators for individuals with developmental disabilities, and vocational rehabilitation counselors.
More than half of our graduates attend graduate school and hold positions as social workers, outpatient and inpatient mental health counselors, occupational therapists and supervisors of child protective services.
If you have a passion for working with people, this hands-on degree will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others.
Bachelor of Science: Rehabilitation Services
What Courses Might You Take?
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student – in every major – will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to this program, such as:REH 110 Introduction to Disabilities Studies
REH 200 Counseling in Helping Relationship
REH 212 Rehabilitation and Families
REH 240 Expressive Arts Therapy
REH 250 Introduction to Addiction
REH 420 Trauma and Resiliency