Undergraduate Rehab Services Curriculum | Rehab Institute | SIU

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Fall (1st or 2nd year):

  • REHB 205 (3) Disability and Chronic Disorders (available for credit in the Human Health area of the University Core Curriculum)
  • REHB 312 (3) Behavior and Society

Fall (3rd year):

  • REHB 205 (3) Disability and Chronic Disorders (if you have not already taken it)
  • REHB 312 (3) Behavior and Society (if you have not already taken it)
  • REHB 400 (3) Introduction to Rehabilitation
  • REHB 401 (3) Disability, Diversity, & Society
  • REHB 407 (3) Basic Practices in Rehabilitation

Spring (3rd year):

  • REHB 406 (3) Introduction to Behavior Analysis & Therapy (Prerequisite: REHB 312. Note that you cannot simultaneously enroll in REHB 312 and REHB 406. REHB 312 must be taken prior to REHB 406)
  • REHB 445h (3) Rehabilitation Services with Special Populations - Developmental Disabilities
  • REHB 493 Clinical Evaluation (Prerequisite: simultaneous enrollment in or completion of REHB 406
  • REHB 461 (3) Introduction to Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (if you have not already taken it)

Fall (4th year):

  • REHB 445b (3) Rehabilitation Services with Special Populations - Emotionally Disturbed
  • REHB 452 (3) Individual Service Planning (Prerequisites: 312, 406 and 445h)
  • REHB 474 (3) Introduction to Staff Supervision (Prerequisite: 400)
  • REHB 405 (3) Introduction to Aging & Rehabilitation (if you have not already taken it)

Spring (4th year):

  • REHB 495 (9) Internship in Rehabilitation (Prerequisite: Consent of R.S. Coordinator)
  • REHB 426 (3) Community-Based Employment

Refer to the course catalog for course descriptions of required REHB courses and REHB electives.

Important Information Regarding Required Courses

  • The above is a list of the required courses for a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Services. The courses are presented in the sequence in which it is suggested you take them. This order is recommended for two reasons. One is that not all courses are offered each semester. You can be sure that a course will be offered in the semester in which we recommend you take it (it may be offered at another time as well but there is no guarantee of that) The second reason to take courses in the recommended sequence is because many of the early courses provide knowledge and skills required in later classes. In fact, you should note that some courses have one or more prerequisites.
  • Five of the courses in the program provide the background for much of the information you will learn in subsequent classes (In addition, some are prerequisites for other courses). For that reason, we recommend that you take those as soon as possible upon entry into our program. These courses are REHB 205, REHB 312, REHB 400, REHB 401, and REHB 407.
  • You must maintain a 2.25 on a 4.0 scale overall AND a 2.5 in major REHB coursework to remain in the program. Additionally, you must earn a C or better in all required REHB prefix courses.
  • Only one required rehabilitation course may be taken along with the internship. All other required rehabilitation courses must be completed before you begin your internship.
  • Please note that some electives may be required depending on the type of internship experience you desire. For example, students desiring an internship in the area of substance abuse must take REHB 471. For students desiring an internship in a correctional facility, REHB 445f is strongly suggested.
  • In addition to the above required hours, you must also complete 41 hours of University Core Curriculum Courses and 31 hours of electives. In selecting electives, it is recommended that you take electives that correspond to your career interests.