Want a career that gives you the skills you need to truly impact your community? Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) program will provide you with an abundance of critical skills to help you secure a meaningful and gratifying position in numerous in-demand settings, from hospitals and rehabilitation centers to public welfare agencies and mental health facilities.
Led by caring faculty with deep experience in the human services field, PSU-LV’s RHS program will allow you to gain a broad range of professional skills, including advocating for others, assessing client needs, managing client caseloads, and resolving conflicts. Program courses cover Case Management and Communication Skills, Race and Ethnic Relations, Medical Aspects of Disability, Group Work in Rehabilitation Practice, Community Mental Health Practice and Services, and Children and Families in Rehabilitation Settings.
Before graduating, you’ll complete a semester-long, 600-hour internship that will allow you to gather valuable real-world experience and forge important connections with veteran professionals in the field. Often, those internships lead to post-graduation job offers.
By the time you graduate, you can pursue a career in:
Hospital and Medical Settings
Drug and Alcohol Programs
“I was very interested in helping people get themselves on their feet. The coursework and facility at Penn State Lehigh Valley were excellent — it’s a great location for a local college. And the RHS program was small enough to provide mentoring from the faculty, which was a huge help for me since I was out of school for close to 10 years prior.” – Tom Carson ’15, executive director of Victory House of Lehigh Valley
Suggested Academic Plans
Suggested Academic Plans (SAP) provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. SAPs are proposed schedules only. Individual student's schedules might look different if – in consultation with an academic adviser – the student has created a different plan. Care should be taken when changing the order of courses, as the SAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin and their degree audit.
Coordinator of Rehabilitation and Human Services
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