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BS in Rehabilitation Psychology University of Wisconsin - Madison

USA

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Summary

Rehabilitation Psychology is the academic home to many students interested in the health or helping professions. Rehab Psych students enjoy working with people with disabilities. They gravitate toward psychology and other coursework in the social sciences.

In this major, students learn how to promote and support the independence and full inclusion of people with disabilities in employment and the community. Various types of disabilities examined in the major include physical, mental, intellectual, emotional, and developmental disabilities. Graduates are prepared to provide quality entry-level general services in a variety of community settings, including advocacy, behavioral support, independent living, and supported employment.

Many students go on to complete graduate programs in rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, special education, social work, and other human services and health professions.

The rehabilitation psychology program emphasizes course work in the following areas:

  • Psychology and educational psychology
  • Sociology and social work
  • Rehabilitation services and community supports for individuals with disabilities
  • Biological, psycho-social, and vocational aspects of working with individuals with disabilities
  • Positive psychology and health promotion for individuals with disabilities
  • Working collaboratively with community agencies advocating and supporting individuals with disabilities

The culminating experience in the degree program is the community-based internship. Students complete six credits of internship working with agencies that serve individuals with disabilities. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in rehabilitation psychology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to analyze complex social issues using skills gained through the study of communication, quantitative reasoning, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, ethnic studies, history and global issues.
  • Students will understand the concept of disability in American society and demonstrate basic knowledge of issues that affect education, rehabilitation, and healthcare services for individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
  • Students will identify basic theories in the field of psychology and recognize the importance of theoretical foundations in psychology for the study of rehabilitation, disability, and health.
  • Students will successfully engage with the healthcare and rehabilitation services professional community to develop knowledge of the health and human services delivery systems, and pre-professional skills in communication, teamwork, problem solving, and ethical issues.
  • Students will be prepared for graduate study in a variety of health and human service fields related to disability and rehabilitation, or for entry-level positions in a variety of disability and related human services agencies.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BS in Rehabilitation Psychology.

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$37,785.00 (27,69,618) per year

From

21 Jan, 02 Sep

Venue

School of Education

181 Education Building,

1000 Bascom Mall,

MADISON,

Wisconsin,

53706, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant must have high school record should demonstrate both rigor and breadth in the types of course work you pursue. A competitive academic record should show some of the most challenging advanced-level work offered at or through your school in as many areas as possible, while maintaining a strong GPA. The following chart shows the number of years that most admitted students studied in each subject area; English 4 years, Math 4 years, Social Studies 3-4 years, Science 3-4 years, Single Foreign Language 3-4 years and Additional Academic/Fine Arts 2 years. Applicant must have ACT score of 30 and overall SAT score of 1395.

English Language Requirement

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 100 on internet based test, 603 on the paper-based test or IELTS score of 6.5

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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