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BS in Rehabilitation Sciences

Graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences have a number of career possibilities such as Physical Therapist Aid/Tech, Occupational Therapist Aid/ Tech, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, caseworker, case manager, care coordination, assistive technologist, assisted living facility tech. However, this program is designed to provide students with the requisite course knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills to be competitive applicants for graduate school. 

Marketable Skills

Students will develop: 

  • Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
  • Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
  • Social responsibility: Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
  • Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal
  • Time management: Prioritize goals and organize time to be more productive and efficient.

Additionally, students will learn about: (1) providing patient-centered care, (2) working in interdisciplinary teams, (3) employing evidence-based practice to optimize care, (4) applying quality improvement, and (5) utilizing informatics and information technology to manage knowledge, mitigate error and support complex decision-making.

The Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (BS-RHSC) major is administered by the College of Health Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences major is designed to prepare undergraduate students for a career in the rehabilitation professions and related fields in health care.  Most rehabilitation & health professions require post-baccalaureate education as the entry level degree.  This major provides students with the requisite course knowledge, attitudes, values and skills to meet the challenges of graduate or professional education at The University of Texas at El Paso in:

  1. Physical Therapy 
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Speech Language Pathology 

Prerequisites for programs at other universities might differ.

The Rehabilitation Sciences major can also be used to prepare to apply for graduate programs in other health professions, including physician assistant, allopathic and osteopathic medicine, audiology, rehabilitation counseling, genetic counseling, prosthetics & orthotics, and respiratory care.

The major degree curriculum is designed to introduce pre-rehabilitation and pre-health professions students to five core overlapping competencies recommended by the Institute of Medicine for the future of health care, including (1) providing patient-centered care, (2) working in interdisciplinary teams, (3) employing evidence-based practice to optimize care, (4) applying quality improvement and (5) utilizing informatics and information technology to manage knowledge, mitigate error and support complex decision-making. 

The required degree courses and prescribed electives cover the socio-cultural context of health and wellness; the roles and responsibilities of different rehabilitation professionals; the U.S. health care system; the role of health care informatics and information management technologies within the health care environment; quantitative and qualitative research designs and methods applied in the health sciences; principles of continuous quality improvement within health care; concepts and models of interdisciplinary collaboration; cultural diversity; a holistic approach to wellness; interdisciplinary collaboration; lifelong learning; creativity and innovation; principles of best practice; tenets of evidence based care; and ethics within the field of health care. Students will develop proficiency in written and verbal communication skills, effective interpersonal and team-based skills, and beginning scientific literacy and information competency.  The curriculum focuses on critical reasoning and the application of knowledge and skills to solve complex problems. In addition, students will develop self-evaluation and self-management strategies and career planning skills.

Admission Requirements

Students can declare their interest in a degree in Rehabilitation Sciences if they meet admission requirements to enroll at UTEP.  Each semester, students will consult with their academic advisor to review their academic standing, degree requirements, and career interest.  

It is important to note that this is a pre-professional program that encourages application to graduate education in the health professions. The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for graduate school admission at The University of Texas at El Paso is 3.0.  Depending on the graduate program, competitive GPAs can be as high as 3.8.

Academic Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences requires all courses applying towards the degree be completed with a C or better. 

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 to remain in satisfactory academic standing in the major.

Students who fail to meet the minimum cumulative GPA will receive an Academic Warning. After receiving this Academic Warning, the cumulative GPA must be raised to a 3.00 by the conclusion of next 12 completed UTEP semester hours (or the semester in which they complete those 12 hours). If the 3.0 is not reached by the end of the Academic Warning period, the student will be dismissed from the RHSC major and required to choose a new major. Students who have been dismissed from the RHSC major may not re-declare the major at a later date.

If the RHSC program director determines at any point in a student’s Academic Warning period that it is mathematically impossible for the student to reach the 3.0 by the conclusion of the warning period, the student will be dismissed from the RHSC major at that time and required to choose a new major.

Students who receive a ‘D’, ‘F’, or more than two ‘C’ grades in their DRSC major courses (BS-RHSC Core) will be dismissed from the RHSC major and required to choose a new major

Successfully passing a background check is required to practice in this profession.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120 

Physical Therapy 

Physical Therapy (PHTH)
Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3
or MATH 1508 Precalculus
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
Core Curriculum42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements
Professional Preparation (All courses require a C or better)31
Required Courses
BIOL 2111Human Anat/Physio Lab I1
BIOL 2113Human Anat/Physio Lab II1
BIOL 2311Human Anat/Physiology I3
BIOL 2313Human Anat/Physiology II3
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 13061
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
CHEM 1306General Chemistry3
CLSC 3150Medical Terminology1
PHYS 1403General Physics I4
PHYS 1404General Physics II4
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
PSYC 2310Life Cycle Development3
or PSYC 2312 Intro to Psychopathology
BS-RHSC Core (All Courses require a C or better)27
Required Courses
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
DRSC 4311The Sci of Coll Thr Neu in Reh3
DRSC 4312Prof Ethics in Rehab Sciences3
Prescribed Electives (All courses require a C or better)14-15
Select 14-15 credit hours from list. At least 12 credit hours must be upper division.
ANTH 4363Cross-Cultural Pers. on Health3
BIOL 3320Genetics3
BIOL 4388Mammalian Physiology3
DRSC 3330History of Disability & Rehab3
DRSC 3331Evidence-based Pract in Rehab3
DRSC 3332Global Health Iss in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3401Human Gross Anatomy4
DRSC 4190Independent Study1
DRSC 4290Independent Study2
DRSC 4330Clinical Research for Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4331Assistive Tech in Rehab Scienc3
DRSC 4390Independent Study3
HSCI 1301Fnd. of Hlth Sci. & Hlth Promo3
HSCI 2302Fundamentals of Nutrition3
HSCI 2303Wellness Dynamics3
HSCI 3301Community Health3
HSCI 3306Environmental Health3
HSCI 3308Disease Charc/Prevnt/Contrl3
HSCI 3311Introduction to Epidemiology3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
HSCI 3313Foundations of Global Health3
HSCI 3395Seminar in Global Health3
HSCI 4304Public Health Administration3
KIN 1303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 4312Exercise Physiology3
KIN 4334Coronary Intervention Programs3
MICR 2141Gen Microbiology Laboratory1
MICR 2340General Microbiology3
PSYC 2302Social Psychology3
PSYC 3101Lab for Gen Exper Psyc1
PSYC 3201Gen Experimental Psychology2
PSYC 3320Learning & Memory3
PSYC 3330Sensation and Perception3
PSYC 3331Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSYC 3347Behavior Modification3
PSYC 3348Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 3350Health Psychology3
PSYC 4313Physical & Cognitive Aging3
SOCI 3362Medical Sociology3
SOCI 4348Sociology of Disability3
WS 3375Women's Health3
WS 3394Gender, Health, & Medicine3
ZOOL 4181Vertebrate Physiology Methods1
Free Electives (All courses require a C or better)3-4
Select 3-4 hours of any subject at any level
Total Hours120

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OCTH)
Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
4
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3
or MATH 1508 Precalculus
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
Core Curriculum42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements
Professional Preparation (All courses require a C or better)17
Required Courses
BIOL 2113Human Anat/Physio Lab II1
BIOL 2313Human Anat/Physiology II3
CLSC 3150Medical Terminology1
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
PSYC 2310Life Cycle Development3
PSYC 2312Intro to Psychopathology3
Select one upper division course from PSYC, SOCI, HSCI, or ANTH
BS-RHSC Core (All courses require a C or better)27
Required Courses
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
DRSC 4311The Sci of Coll Thr Neu in Reh3
DRSC 4312Prof Ethics in Rehab Sciences3
Prescribed Electives (All courses require a C or better)27
Select 27 credit hours from the following. At least 12 credit hours must be upper division.
ANTH 4363Cross-Cultural Pers. on Health3
BIOL 3320Genetics3
DRSC 3330History of Disability & Rehab3
DRSC 3331Evidence-based Pract in Rehab3
DRSC 3332Global Health Iss in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3401Human Gross Anatomy4
DRSC 4190Independent Study1
DRSC 4290Independent Study2
DRSC 4330Clinical Research for Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4331Assistive Tech in Rehab Scienc3
DRSC 4390Independent Study3
HSCI 1301Fnd. of Hlth Sci. & Hlth Promo3
HSCI 2302Fundamentals of Nutrition3
HSCI 2303Wellness Dynamics3
HSCI 3301Community Health3
HSCI 3304Health Perspectives in Aging3
HSCI 3306Environmental Health3
HSCI 3307Death, Dying and Bereavement3
HSCI 3308Disease Charc/Prevnt/Contrl3
HSCI 3311Introduction to Epidemiology3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
HSCI 3313Foundations of Global Health3
HSCI 3395Seminar in Global Health3
HSCI 4304Public Health Administration3
PHYS 1403General Physics I4
PSYC 2302Social Psychology3
PSYC 3101Lab for Gen Exper Psyc1
PSYC 3201Gen Experimental Psychology2
PSYC 3320Learning & Memory3
PSYC 3330Sensation and Perception3
PSYC 3331Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSYC 3347Behavior Modification3
PSYC 3348Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 3350Health Psychology3
PSYC 4313Physical & Cognitive Aging3
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 3362Medical Sociology3
SOCI 4348Sociology of Disability3
WS 3375Women's Health3
WS 3394Gender, Health, & Medicine3
Free Electives (All courses require a C or better)5
Select 5 hours of any subject at any level
Total Hours120

 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (INHS)
Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
BIOL 1107Topics in Study of Life I1
BIOL 1305General Biology3
BIOL 2111Human Anat/Physio Lab I1
BIOL 2311Human Anat/Physiology I3
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I (or higher - MATH 1411 or MATH 1508 or MATH 1310)3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
Core Curriculum42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements
Professional Preparation (All courses require a C or better)
Required Courses
CLSC 3150Medical Terminology1
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
PSYC 2310Life Cycle Development3
PSYC 2312Intro to Psychopathology3
BS-RHSC Core (All courses require a C or better)
Required Courses
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
DRSC 4311The Sci of Coll Thr Neu in Reh3
DRSC 4312Prof Ethics in Rehab Sciences3
Prescribed Electives (All courses require a C or better)27
Select 27 credit hours from the following. At least 12 credit hours must be upper division.
ANTH 4363Cross-Cultural Pers. on Health3
BIOL 3320Genetics3
DRSC 3330History of Disability & Rehab3
DRSC 3331Evidence-based Pract in Rehab3
DRSC 3332Global Health Iss in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3401Human Gross Anatomy4
DRSC 4190Independent Study1
DRSC 4290Independent Study2
DRSC 4330Clinical Research for Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4331Assistive Tech in Rehab Scienc3
DRSC 4390Independent Study3
HSCI 1301Fnd. of Hlth Sci. & Hlth Promo3
HSCI 2302Fundamentals of Nutrition3
HSCI 2303Wellness Dynamics3
HSCI 3301Community Health3
HSCI 3304Health Perspectives in Aging3
HSCI 3306Environmental Health3
HSCI 3307Death, Dying and Bereavement3
HSCI 3308Disease Charc/Prevnt/Contrl3
HSCI 3311Introduction to Epidemiology3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
HSCI 3313Foundations of Global Health3
HSCI 3395Seminar in Global Health3
HSCI 4304Public Health Administration3
PHYS 1403General Physics I4
PSYC 2302Social Psychology3
PSYC 3101Lab for Gen Exper Psyc1
PSYC 3201Gen Experimental Psychology2
PSYC 3320Learning & Memory3
PSYC 3330Sensation and Perception3
PSYC 3331Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSYC 3347Behavior Modification3
PSYC 3348Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 3350Health Psychology3
PSYC 4313Physical & Cognitive Aging3
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 3362Medical Sociology3
SOCI 4348Sociology of Disability3
WS 3375Women's Health3
WS 3394Gender, Health, & Medicine3
Free Electives (All courses require a C or better)12
Select 12 hours with advisor approval, at least 6 credit hours must be upper division
Total Hours120

 Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SPLA)
Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
4
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3
or MATH 1508 Precalculus
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
Core Curriculum42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements
Professional Preparation (All courses require a C or better)13
Required Courses 7
Natural Science Elective: select 4 credits from CHEM, or PHYS. Choose from CHEM 1305/1105, CHEM 1307/1107, or PHYS 1403
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
BS-RHSC-SLHS Core (All courses require a C or better)
Required Courses
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Professional Preparation (All courses require a C or better)
SPLP 1312Comm. Var. Across the Lifespan3
SPLP 2313General Phonetics3
SPLP 2320Hearing Science3
SPLP 3310Language Development3
SPLP 3312Anatomy/Physiol Speech Mech3
SPLP 3313Disorders Articulation/Phonol3
SPLP 3314Lang Disor/Pre-Sch Children3
SPLP 3318Prin of Clinical Management3
SPLP 4309Audiology3
SPLP 4310Aural Rehabilitation3
SPLP 4311Fundamentals of Speech Science3
SPLP 4312Neural Bases of Spch and Lang3
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences Electives (All courses require a C or better)12
Choose 12 hours from below:
Organismal Biology
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Neuroscience
Introductory Neuroscience
Genetics
Medical Terminology
The Sci of Coll Thr Neu in Reh
Prof Ethics in Rehab Sciences
Clinical Research for Rehab Sc
Assistive Tech in Rehab Scienc
Introduction to Linguistics
Phonology
Syntax
Sociolinguistics &Bilingualism
Child Language Acquisition
Language and Cognition
Second Language Acquisition
Social Psychology
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Psychology of Personality
Life Cycle Development
Intro to Psychopathology
Lab for Gen Exper Psyc
Gen Experimental Psychology
Learning & Memory
Sensation and Perception
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Research Methods
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Psychology
Health Psychology
Physical & Cognitive Aging
Introduction to Sign Language
Independent Study/SLP&A
Total Hours120

University Core Curriculum

The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

All courses require a C or better

I. Communication (six hours)

Courses in this category focus on developing ideas and expressing them clearly, considering the effect of the message, fostering understanding, and building the skills needed to communicate persuasively. Courses involve the command of oral, aural, written, and visual literacy skills that enable people to exchange messages appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.
Select six hours of the following: 6
For students whose secondary education was in English:
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
For students whose secondary education was not in English:
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl
Total Hours6

II. American History (six hours)

Courses in this category focus on the consideration of past events and ideas relative to the United States, with the option of including Texas History for a portion of this component area. Courses involve the interaction among individuals, communities, states, the nation, and the world, considering how these interactions have contributed to the development of the United States and its global role.
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

III. Language, Philosophy & Culture  (three hours)

Courses in this category focus on how ideas, values, beliefs, and other aspects of culture express and affect human experience. Courses involve the exploration of ideas that foster aesthetic and intellectual creation in order to understand the human condition across cultures.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-African Amer Studies
Latina/o Presence in the U.S.
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

IV. Mathematics  (three hours)

Courses in this category focus on quantitative literacy in logic, patterns, and relationships. Courses involve the understanding of key mathematical concepts and the application of appropriate quantitative tools to everyday experience.
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Trigonometry and Conics
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Precalculus 1,2
Math for Social Sciences II
Statistical Literacy
Elementary Statistical Methods
1 A higher-level course in the calculus sequence can be substituted.
2 TCCN MATH 1314 will also satisfy this requirement.
Total Hours3

V. Life & Physical Sciences  (six hours)

Courses in this category focus on describing, explaining, and predicting natural phenomena using the scientific method. Courses involve the understanding of interactions among natural phenomena and the implications of scientific principles on the physical world and on experiences.
Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Intro General Chemistry Lab
Intro Organic & Biochem Lab
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Intro to General Chemistry
Intro Organic & Biochemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environment Science 2
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours 6

VI. Political Science  (six hours)

Courses in this category focus on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis on that of Texas. Courses involve the analysis of governmental institutions, political behavior, civic engagement, and their political and philosophical foundations.
Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

VII. Social and Behavioral Sciences  (three hours)

Courses in this category focus on the application of empirical and scientific methods that contribute to the understanding of what makes us human. Courses involve the exploration of behavior and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, and events, examining their impact on the individual, society, and culture.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Intro to Chicano Studies
Asian American Studies
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
Leadership in Action
Introduction to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

VIII. Creative Arts (three hours)

Courses in this category focus on the appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts and works of the human imagination. Courses involve the synthesis and interpretation of artistic expression and enable critical, creative, and innovative communication about works of art.
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Chicana/o Fine Arts Appreciat
Introduction to Dance
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

IX. Component Area Option (six hours)

a. A minimum of 3 SCH must meet the definition and corresponding Core Objectives specified in one of the foundational component areas. b. As an option for up to 3 semester credit hours of the Component Area Option, an institution may select course(s) that: (i) Meet(s) the definition specified for one or more of the foundational component areas; and (ii) Include(s) a minimum of three Core Objectives, including Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, and one of the remaining Core Objectives of the institution's choice.
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Eng Innovation and Leadership
Engineering Design Experience
Applied Engineering Analysis
Introduction to Leadership
Inquiry in Math & Science
Comm. Var. Across the Lifespan
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours0

4-Year Sample Degree Plan 

BS in Rehabilitation Sciences with Occupational Therapy Preparation

BS IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES WITH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PREP CONCENTRATION
FRESHMAN
Fall
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3-5
or MATH 1508 Precalculus
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
Component Core I3
Spring
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
4
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
Creative Arts Core3
SOPHOMORE
Fall
BIOL 2313
BIOL 2113
Human Anat/Physiology II
and Human Anat/Physio Lab II
4
PSYC 2310Life Cycle Development3
Component Core II3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
Spring
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
PSYC 2312Intro to Psychopathology3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core 3
JUNIOR
Fall
CLSC 3150Medical Terminology1
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective 3
Upper-Div PSYC/SOC/HSCI/ANTH3
Spring
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Open Elective3
SENIOR
Fall
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
DRSC 4312Prof Ethics in Rehab Sciences3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Open Elective2
Spring
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4311The Sci of Coll Thr Neu in Reh3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Total Hours120-122

BS in Rehabilitation Sciences with Physical Therapy Preparation

BS IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY CONCENTRATION
FRESHMAN
Fall
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
MATH 1508Precalculus5
or MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
Component Core I3
Spring
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
Creative Arts Core3
SOPHOMORE
Fall
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
4
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
4
CLSC 3150Medical Terminology1
Component Core II3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
Spring
BIOL 2313
BIOL 2113
Human Anat/Physiology II
and Human Anat/Physio Lab II
4
CHEM 1306
CHEM 1106
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
4
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
PSYC 2310Life Cycle Development3
or PSYC 2312 Intro to Psychopathology
JUNIOR
Fall
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
PHYS 1403General Physics I4
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Spring
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
PHYS 1404General Physics II4
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
BS-RHSC Elective3
SENIOR
Fall
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
DRSC 4312Prof Ethics in Rehab Sciences3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Open Elective1
Spring
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4311The Sci of Coll Thr Neu in Reh3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Notes:
** MATH 1508, 1310, or 1411 is required unless you have already completed CHEM1305/1105, CHEM1306/1106, all with C or better. If you do not need MATH1508, 1310, or 1411 and you choose to take MATH (1320), the # of OPEN ELECTIVE credits may change.
Total Hours120

BS in Rehabilitation Sciences with Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Preparation

BS IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES WITH INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH SCIENCES CONCENTRATION
FRESHMAN
Fall
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3-5
or MATH 1508 Precalculus
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
Component Core I3
Spring
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
4
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
Creative Arts Core3
SOPHOMORE
Fall
Component Core II3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
PSYC 2310Life Cycle Development3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Spring
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
PSYC 2312Intro to Psychopathology3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Open Elective3
JUNIOR
Fall
CLSC 3150Medical Terminology1
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Open Elective3
Spring
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Open Elective3
SENIOR
Fall
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
DRSC 4312Prof Ethics in Rehab Sciences3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Open Elective 3
Spring
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4311The Sci of Coll Thr Neu in Reh3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
BS‐RHSC Elective3
Total Hours120-122

BS in Rehabilitation Sciences with Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Preparation (2-Year SPLP Sequence Option)

BS IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES WITH SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING SCIENCES CONCENTRATION
FRESHMAN
Fall
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3-5
or MATH 1508 Precalculus
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
Component Core I 3
Spring
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
4
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
Creative Arts Core3
SOPHOMORE
Fall
Component Core II3
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
Natural Science Elective (CHEM or PHYS)4
Spring
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core 3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
SLHS Elective3
JUNIOR
Fall
SPLP 1312Comm. Var. Across the Lifespan3
SPLP 2313General Phonetics3
SPLP 3310Language Development3
SPLP 3312Anatomy/Physiol Speech Mech3
Spring
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
SPLP 3313Disorders Articulation/Phonol3
SPLP 3314Lang Disor/Pre-Sch Children3
SENIOR
Fall
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
SLHS Elective3
SLHS Elective3
SPLP 2320Hearing Science3
Spring
SLHS Elective3
SPLP 3318Prin of Clinical Management3
SPLP 4309Audiology3
SPLP 4312Neural Bases of Spch and Lang3
Summer
SPLP 4310Aural Rehabilitation3
SPLP 4311Fundamentals of Speech Science3
Total Hours120-122

BS in Rehabilitation Sciences with Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Preparation (3-Year SPLP Sequence Option)

BS IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES WITH SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING SCIENCES CONCENTRATION
FRESHMAN
Fall
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3-5
or MATH 1508 Precalculus
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
Component Core I3
Spring
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
4
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
Creative Arts Core3
SOPHOMORE
Fall
DRSC 2301Intro to Rehab Sciences3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
SPLP 1312Comm. Var. Across the Lifespan3
SPLP 3312Anatomy/Physiol Speech Mech3
Spring
Component Core II3
DRSC 3311Mental Health in Rehab Science3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
SLHS Elective3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
JUNIOR
Fall
SLHS Elective3
Natural Science Elective (CHEM or PHYS)4
SPLP 2313General Phonetics3
SPLP 3310Language Development3
Spring
DRSC 3302Health & Wellness in Rehab Sci3
DRSC 3312Hlth Care Policy for Rehab Sci3
SPLP 3313Disorders Articulation/Phonol3
SPLP 3314Lang Disor/Pre-Sch Children3
SENIOR
Fall
DRSC 3313Health Info & Informat Systems3
DRSC 4301Scientific Inquiry in Rehab Sc3
DRSC 4302Verbal & Writ Comm in Rehab SC3
SLHS Elective3
SPLP 2320Hearing Science3
Spring
SLHS Elective3
SPLP 3318Prin of Clinical Management3
SPLP 4309Audiology3
SPLP 4312Neural Bases of Spch and Lang3
Summer
SPLP 4310Aural Rehabilitation3
SPLP 4311Fundamentals of Speech Science3
Total Hours120-122