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REHAB- 101 Introduction To Rehabilitation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An introduction to serving people with disabilities. Philosophy, history, legislation, concepts and processes, and careers in rehabilitation services.

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REHAB- 102 Community Resources (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Role of community resources in rehabilitation.

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REHAB- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved rehabilitation related position to gain experience in provisions of human services. Selection by application and interview.
Department consent

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REHAB- 198 Field Experience In Rehabilitation (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Off-campus work and study in an approved position to better understand the challenges and potentials of various rehabilitation type careers.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take REHAB-101

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REHAB- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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REHAB- 201 Pre Practicum in Rehabilitation (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Issues related to professional development, ethics, and career awareness in vocational rehabilitation and criminal justice.

Prerequisites: take REHAB-101, REHAB-102, and REHAB-230

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REHAB- 205 Rehabilitation Practicum (3.00 - 4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Community based learning in application of rehabilitation concepts and principles. Includes weekly seminar for critique and skill development.

Prerequisites: take REHAB-101 and REHAB-102, both with a C or better.

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REHAB- 230 Psychosocial Aspects Of Disability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Subjective, objective, ethnic/cultural, and environmental factors related to the disability experience.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-101

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REHAB- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved rehabilitation related position to gain experience in provisions of human services. Selection by application and interview.
Department consent

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REHAB- 298 Field Experience In Rehabilitation (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Off-campus work and study in an approved position to better understand the challenges and potentials of various rehabilitation type careers.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take REHAB-101

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REHAB- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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REHAB- 300 Special Topics In Rehabilitation (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Special topics not available through regular courses.

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REHAB- 300G Grantsmanship In The Helping Professions (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Explore grant writing in human service occupations and the necessity for such proposals as an element of change in society. Methods used to seek funding sources and evaluate requests for proposals.

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REHAB- 300N Community-Based Rehabilitation Services (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An examination of national priorities for community-based services designed to enhance competitive employment options for severely disabled persons.

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REHAB- 305 Sign Language I (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills Language
Repeatable: No
Basic course in manual communication with persons who are deaf. Intensive practice in expressive and receptive communication.

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REHAB- 306 Sign Language Ii (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills Language
Repeatable: No
Intermediate course in manual communication with persons who are deaf. American sign language, increasing sign vocabulary and communication speed.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-305

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REHAB- 310 Vocational Assessment Applications in Rehabilitation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Common vocational assessment techniques used in rehabilitation settings with diverse populations. Students apply, interpret and synthesize assessment techniques such as consumer needs analysis, vocational interviewing, psychometric testing, occupational information, behavioral observation and work evaluation techniques to provide client feedback and promote informed career decision making.

Prerequisites: take REHAB-101 and REHAB-102

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REHAB- 315 Rehabilitation And Criminal Justice (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Criminal justice system: process and individual rights. Crime data and criminal law, policing, adjudication. Process roles of corrections and professionals. Disability: demographics, issues and responses.

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REHAB- 320 Rehabilitation And Chemical Dependency (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Chemical use and abuse with emphasis on the rehabilitation of persons who are chemically dependent and the historical and sociological implications of drug usage.

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REHAB- 321 Rehabilitation Of Public Offenders (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Emphasis on programs designed to rehabilitate persons who are public offenders and sociological issues connected with the judicial system.

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REHAB- 325 Rehabilitation And Sensory Disability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to persons with hearing and visual impairments or both. Methods and techniques used in sensory disability rehabilitation are discussed.

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REHAB- 327 Psychiatric Rehabilitation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Goals and processes of psychiatric rehabilitation. Knowledge and application of skills for integrating diagnosis into planning and intervention with a focus on rehabilitation services for individuals with long-term mental illness in community-based settings.

Prerequisites: take REHAB-230 and PSYC-361

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REHAB- 333 Adolescent Substance Use And Abuse (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Major concepts, current trends, and culturally sensitive approaches in the assessment, prevention and treatment of adolescent alcohol and drug addiction.

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REHAB- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved rehabilitation related position to gain experience in provisions of human services. Selection by application and interview.
Department consent

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REHAB- 350 Independent Living (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An overview of independent living programs in this country including evolution, goals, methods of service delivery, and management of the independent living program.

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REHAB- 351 Benefits Coordination: Practice And Application (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Benefits Specialist role and function; rehabilitation content applications. Benefits Program requirements: process and application.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-102

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REHAB- 355 Rehabilitation Of The Older Disabled Worker (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Develop awareness and understanding of older disabled workers with a focus on implementing rehabilitation planning that enables continued participation in the work force or reinsertion into it following disability.

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REHAB- 360 Assistive Technology (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Provision of technology to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. Delivery system, legislation, and issues related to funding are examined. Specific applications in communication, computers, mobility, and workstations and other technologies are reviewed.

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REHAB- 361 Microcomputer Applications In Rehabilitation (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Applications of microcomputer technology and adaptive devices in vocational evaluation, work adjustment, placement and administration.

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REHAB- 365 Laboratory In Rehabilitation Technology (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Experience utilizing technological aids/devices developed for persons with disabilities. Modify/adapt equipment to meet specific functional requirements. Construct switch/control mechanisms for equipment. Develop prototype solutions to vocational and independent living problems.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-360

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REHAB- 398 Rehabilitation Practicum (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Community-based learning in an approved position to further develop skills and understanding of the challenges and potentials of various careers working with persons with disabilities, older adults and/or offenders. Written and oral communication emphasis.
Department consent

Prerequisites: take REHAB-201 and COUN-405, each with a grade of "C" or better

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REHAB- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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REHAB- 401 Principles And Techniques Of Caseload Management (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and techniques of implementing case load management in service of clients of state vocational rehabilitation counseling agencies or rehabilitation facilities.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-230

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REHAB- 402 Management Of Non-Profit Organizations (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and practices in the operation of non-profit organizations. Comparison of how non- profit and for-profit operations are affected by organizational structures and authority, budgeting practices, sources of income, personnel issues, strategic planning and program evaluation, and marketing. Application to community agencies.

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REHAB- 410 Job Placement Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Placement theory and methods used to assist people with disabilities to obtain appropriate employment.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-230

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REHAB- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved rehabilitation related position to gain experience in provisions of human services. Selection by application and interview.
Department consent

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REHAB- 452 Group Processes In Rehabilitation Settings (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of group processes in rehabilitation settings; direct experience as member and facilitator of a group.

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REHAB- 459 Workforce Development, Disability, And Socioeconomics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Macro/micro influences that keep people unemployed and underemployed, including community, services, providers, employers, and families. Interface among legislative initiatives, disability, and life/work. Policy, strategies, and skills that promote effective intervention and change. Intended for professionals in the field.

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REHAB- 460 Rehabilitation In The Private Sector (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Case coordination to support maximum medical recovery and/or vocational rehabilitation of an injured person involved in insurance funded cases. Differences between public and private rehabilitation processes. Interviewing, planning, assessing transferable skills, placing in suitable work, and communicating with other involved individuals. Business practices, professional roles, and ethical issues.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-310

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REHAB- 461 Forensics For The Human Service Professional (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Terminology and practices associated with forensic for human service professionals. Strategies and materials related to preparation for testimony and expert witness testimony in a court of law and other legal settings.

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REHAB- 462 Absence Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Orientation to workers with disabilities in business and industry. Focus on reducing disability related costs, and the elimination of attitudinal and environmental barriers as they pertain to hiring, productivity, and retention of workers with disabilities. Governmental require- ments, linkage between business, community resources, and rehabilitation.

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REHAB- 470 Work Adjustment Services (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and procedures of adjustment services. Emphasis upon the change and improvement of behavior. Supervised practical experience in interviewing, behavior observation, individual work adjustment planning, lesson plan development and report writing.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-310

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REHAB- 480 Advanced Rehabilitation Practicum (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced experience in service delivery to persons with disabilities in varied agency/service settings related to student's designated rehabilitation concentration.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take REHAB-398

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REHAB- 482 Sexuality And Disability (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Investigate sexuality as an integral part of the disability experience. Explore programs, techniques and personal biases in relation to sexuality of persons with disabilities.

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REHAB- 483 Vocational Counseling Issues (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theoretical and applied approaches to vocational counseling and current research in vocational choice and career development as related to vocational counseling.

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REHAB- 488 Developing Collaborative Partnerships (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Development of professional relationships that are characterized by collaboration and respect for the consumer or student. Role of team members including human service professionals, consumer student, family members, school personnel, and community organization staff in collaborative decision making. Enhanced service delivery responsiveness through application of collabo- rative principles.

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REHAB- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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REHAB- 500 Special Topics In Rehabilitation (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Special topics not available through regular courses.
Instructor's consent

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REHAB- 500G Grantsmanship In The Helping Professions (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Explore grant writing in human service occupations and the necessity for such proposals as an element of change in society. Methods used to seek funding sources and evaluate requests for proposals.

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REHAB- 500N Community-Based Rehabilitation Services (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An examination of national priorities for community-based services designed to enhance competitive employment options for severely disabled persons.

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REHAB- 505 Sign Language I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic course in manual communication with persons who are deaf. Intensive practice in expressive and receptive communication.

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REHAB- 506 Sign Language Ii (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Intermediate course in manual communication with persons who are deaf. American Sign Language, increasing sign vocabulary and communication speed.

Prerequisite: take REHAB-505

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REHAB- 520 Rehabilitation And Chemical Dependency (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Chemical use and abuse with emphasis on the rehabilitation of persons who are chemically dependent and the historical and sociological implications of drug usage.

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REHAB- 521 Rehabilitation Of Public Offenders (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Emphasis on programs designed to rehabilitate persons who are public offenders and sociological issues connected with the judicial system.

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REHAB- 527 Psychiatric Rehabilitation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Goals and processes of psychiatric rehabilitation. Knowledge and application of skills for integrating diagnosis into planning and intervention with a focus on rehabilitation services for individuals with long-term mental illness in community-based settings.

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REHAB- 550 Independent Living (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An overview of independent living programs in this country including evolution, goals, methods of service delivery, and management of the independent living program.

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REHAB- 551 Benefits Coordination: Practice And Application (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Benefits Specialist role and function; rehabilitation content applications. Benefits Program requirements: process and application.

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REHAB- 555 Rehabilitation Of The Older Disabled Worker (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Develop awareness and understanding of older disabled workers with a focus on implementing rehabilitation planning that enables continued participation in the work force or reinsertion into it following disability.

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REHAB- 560 Assistive Technology (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Provision of technology to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. Delivery system, legislation, and issues related to funding are examined. Specific applications in communication, computers, mobility, and workstations and other technologies are reviewed.

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REHAB- 565 Laboratory In Rehabilitation Technology (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Experience utilizing technological aids/devices developed for persons with disabilities. Modify/adapt equipment to meet specific functional requirements. Construct switch/control mechanisms for equipment. Develop prototype solutions to vocational and independent living problems.

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REHAB- 602 Management Of Non-Profit Organizations (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and practices in the operation of non-profit organizations. Comparison of how non- profit and for-profit operations are affected by organizational structures and authority, budgeting practices, sources of income, personnel issues, strategic planning and program evaluation, and marketing. Application to community agencies.

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REHAB- 659 Workforce Development, Disability, And Socioeconomics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Macro/micro influences that keep people unemployed and underemployed, including community, services, providers, employers, and families. Interface among legislative initiatives, disability, and life/work. Policy, strategies, and skills that promote effective intervention and change. Intended for professionals in the field.

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REHAB- 660 Rehabilitation In The Private Sector (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Case coordination to support maximum medical recovery and/or vocational rehabilitation of an injured person involved in insurance funded cases. Differences between public and private rehabilitation processes. Interviewing, planning, assessing transferable skills, placing in suitable work, and communicating with other involved individuals. Business practices, professional roles, and ethical issues.

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REHAB- 661 Forensics For The Human Service Professional (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Terminology and practices associated with forensics for human service professionals. Strategies and materials related to preparation for testimony and expert witness testimony in a court of law and other legal settings.

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REHAB- 662 Absence Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Orientation to workers with disabilities in business and industry. Focus is upon the elimination of attitudinal and environmental barriers as they pertain to hiring, productivity, and retention of workers with disabilities. Governmental requirements, linkage between business, community resources, and rehabilitation.

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REHAB- 670 Work Adjustment Services (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and procedures of adjustment services. Emphasis upon the change and improvement of behavior. Supervised practical experience in interviewing, behavior observation, individual work adjustment planning, lesson plan development and report writing.

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REHAB- 682 Sexuality And Disability (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Investigate sexuality as an integral part of the disability experience. Explore programs, techniques and personal biases in relation to sexuality of persons with disabilities.

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REHAB- 683 Vocational Counseling Issues (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theoretical and applied approaches to vocational counseling and current research in vocational choice and career development as related to vocational counseling.

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REHAB- 688 Developing Collaborative Partnerships (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Development of professional relationships that are characterized by collaboration and respect for the consumer or student. Role of team members including human service professionals, consumer student, family members, school personnel, and community organization staff in collaborative decision making. Enhanced service delivery responsiveness through application of collaborative principles.

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REHAB- 700 Seminar--Vocational Rehabilitation (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A seminar course devoted to the field of vocational rehabilitation and subject materials pertinent to the field.

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REHAB- 701 Foundations Of Rehabilitation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Foundations of rehabilitation including its philosophical foundation, historical development, organization; professional roles, responsibilities, and practices; and future trends.

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REHAB- 704 Pre-Practicum in Rehabilitation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic counseling skills to prepare for supervised clinical experiential courses (practicum and internship). Counseling process and counseling strategies in rehabilitation settings.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: COUN-750

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REHAB- 705 Practicum In Rehabilitation Leadership (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Practical experience in leadership within rehabilitation organizations. Leaders' roles may be demonstrated through experiences in fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, staff development, contract negotiations and production management.
Department consent

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REHAB- 707 Practicum In Vocational Evaluation (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A supervised experience that integrates vocational evaluation course material. The student will plan, conduct and communicate findings of comprehensive vocational evaluations with consumers who are disabled.
Department consent

Prerequisites: take REHAB-620, REHAB-717, REHAB-723, REHAB-724, all with minimum grade of B.

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REHAB- 708 Practicum In Rehabilitation Counseling (3.00 - 5.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical experience in a rehabilitation setting approved by instructor. Student will perform entry level duties of a rehabilitation counselor.
Department consent

Prerequisites: take COUN-788 or REHAB-704 with a minimum grade of B

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REHAB- 710 Rehabilitation Implications Of Sensory Impairment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Medical, psychosocial, and vocational implications of sensory disabilities. Disabling conditions affecting all five senses, with particular emphasis on hearing and visual impairments.

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REHAB- 711 Psychological Testing in Rehabilitation and Counseling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of common individual and group approaches to psychological assessment used within rehabilitation and counseling environments with an emphasis on selection, evaluation, administration, scoring and interpretation of standardized tests for diverse populations.

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REHAB- 713 Aspects Of Disability: Physical Disabilities (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study of major physical disabilities including medical aspects and the psycho-social and vocational implications. Will cover the existence, onset, severity, progression and expected duration of disabilities.

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REHAB- 714 Aspects Of Disability: Cognitive (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Major cognitive and psychiatric disabilities and their medical, psycho-social, and vocational implications. Incidence, onset, severity, progression and expected duration (mental retardation, learning disability, mental illness, brain injury and disease).

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REHAB- 715 Research In Rehabilitation and Counseling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic research methods and design used to determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation services and outcomes. Statistical techniques, research terminology and design, ethical and legal implications of human subjects' research in quantitative and qualitative research applications. Critically analyze research and skill application through development of a practice-related research proposal.

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REHAB- 717 Occupational Analysis And Job Placement (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of occupational analysis, career information, and placement concepts to the practice of job placement of persons with a disability. Includes job development/search techniques and the nature and critical impacting factors of the placement process.

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REHAB- 723 Procedures Of Vocational Evaluation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic philosophies, practices, and processes of vocational evaluation applied to individuals with disabilities. Knowledge of specific assessment tools/instruments and application of clinical skills needed to analyze relevant information for program and career planning, identify significant behaviors, interpret findings to others and communicate assessment result.

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REHAB- 724 Applied Vocational Assessment and Evaluation (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Vocational assessment techniques including diagnostic interviewing, vocational counseling, needs analysis and planning, psychological testing, referral for services and communication of assessment results. Advanced vocational evaluation techniques include work samples, situational or community-based assessment, evaluation planning, behavioral observation, analysis and synthesis of results and comprehensive vocational evaluation report writing.

Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in REHAB-723

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REHAB- 735 Problems In Vocational Rehabilitation (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Identification, selection, and completion of a problem in vocational rehabilitation. The problem project will culminate in a Plan B paper. Intervention focusing on the family as the consumer of rehabilitation services.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-740

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REHAB- 749 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 12.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Supervised work experience with an approved rehabilitation agency/facility in an area directly related to the student's major concentration. Selection by application and interview.
Department consent

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REHAB- 752 Group Work in Rehabilitation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theoretical and applied understandings of group work and group dynamics when working with individuals with disabilities. Approaches to leading groups in rehabilitation settings and planning and forming groups.

Prerequisites: take COUN-750 and REHAB-704

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REHAB- 764 Case Coordination (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts and philosophy of the case coordination in rehabilitation applied to various employment settings. Integration of consumer case study data, identification of service need and plan development.

Prerequisites: take REHAB-713 and REHAB-714

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REHAB- 770 Thesis - Vocational Rehabilitation (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent research under direction of investigation adviser. Selection of problems, development of outline, review of literature, compilation of bibliography, plan of method of attack, conduct of research, interpretation of findings, and preparation of the final paper according to thesis standards. Student may enroll for 2, 4, or 6 semester hours of credit in various terms with a final total of six.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-740

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REHAB- 780 Leadership And Management In Vocational Rehabilitation (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Leadership theories and rehabilitation organization concepts emphasizing continual skill building of leaders. Roles and responsibilities of leadership in promoting quality of business practices and partnerships. Response to system change, public policy, emerging trends, and ethical principles.

Requires Admission to the MS in Vocational Rehabilitation

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REHAB- 783 Internship In Vocational Evaluation (5.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A culminating practical experience using the tools and techniques of vocational evaluation to perform tasks of interviewing, planning, counseling, administering assessment tasks, observing, and reporting.

Prerequisite: must be M.S. degree candidate; take REHAB-707 with a B or better

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REHAB- 785 Internship In Rehabilitation Leadership (6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A culminating practical experience in providing leadership to accomplish organizational goals. Tasks in fiscal, personnel, program development, fund raising, production, marketing, and contract procurement. Must be a M.S. degree candidate.
Department consent

Prerequisites: Must be M.S. degree candidate; take REHAB-705 with a B or better.

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REHAB- 787 Internship In Rehabilitation Counseling (5.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Minimum of 600 hours of supervised clinical rehabilitation counseling experience in a rehabilitation setting approved by instructor. At least 240 hours of direct service to individuals with disabilities.

Prerequisites: Must be M.S. degree candidate; take REHAB-707 or REHAB-708 with B or better

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REHAB- 798 Field Experience In Rehabilitation (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Off-campus work and study in an approved position to better understand the challenges and potentials of various rehabilitation type careers.
Department consent

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REHAB- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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