Rehabilitation and Human Services

Rehabilitation and Human Services

Rehabilitation and Human Services

With a bachelor of science in Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) from Penn State Lehigh Valley, graduates are prepared to work with clients across the lifespan who face psychosocial, physical, mental, educational, vocational, and recreational challenges.

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Students gain a broad range of professional skills including:

  • Advocating for others
  • Assessing client needs
  • Consulting with other agencies
  • Managing client caseloads
  • Resolving conflicts

Seniors in the RHS program are required to complete a semester long internship totaling 600 hours. These internships provide real world experience and important connections for students. They sometimes even lead to jobs upon graduating.

Program courses include

  • Case Management and Communication Skills
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Medical Aspects of Disability
  • Group Work in Rehabilitation Practice
  • Community Mental Health Practice and Services
  • Children and Families in Rehabilitation Settings

You could get a job working in:

  • Social Services
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Public Welfare
  • Hospital and Medical Settings
  • Drug and Alcohol Programs

Recommended Academic Plans

Recommended Academic Plans provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. RAPs 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 RAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. Changing the other of a RAP might be in the student's best interests and can occur with an adviser's guidance. 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.

Recommended Academic Plan for Rehabilitation and Human Services >>

Recommended Academic Plan for Rehabilitation and Human Services - Psychology Minor >>

Students who began studying at Penn State summer 2018 or later should refer to the new suggested academic plans.