Program Overview

Western New Mexico University offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Rehabilitation Services for students interested in careers in rehabilitation and counseling who want to learn to become effective practitioners and administrators in the fields of rehabilitation. Students will learn to work with those who suffer from physical, mental, emotional, or social disabilities and work to provide care and alleviate their psychological, social, vocational, physical, or educational issues. Students should develop the basis for responsibilities in social services and future studies with the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve empowerment, responsibility, and independence. 

Students will learn about the scientific and medical processes relating to therapy and the treatment of individuals through counseling services. Subjects include general psychology, sociology, anatomical and physiological kinesiology, communication for health and human service professionals, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation.

Upon completion of the program, students should have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications to work in physical rehabilitation and counseling. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Official high school transcripts or GED scores. ACT/SAT scores.

    School Overview

    Western New Mexico University is a public university that is located on an 80-acre campus in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU is located in a small, historic southwestern community with a relaxed atmosphere, which gives students the chance to learn about a diverse culture and population. Silver City’s great weather and scenic environment provides outdoor recreational opportunities. Western New Mexico University was first established in 1893, as the New Mexico Normal School. Throughout the decades, the university has continued to accommodate growth, expanding programs and constructing necessary facilities. Today, the four-year public university promotes a vision “as a leader among peer institutions as evidenced by measurable success in meeting the education, research and service needs” of students.

    Western New Mexico University offer associate’s, bachelor's, and master's degrees and certificate programs. Western New Mexico University maintains partnerships with other colleges and universities, and offers tuition waivers and easy transfer guidelines. Furthermore, several pre-professional programs exist as a result of partnerships with other New Mexico universities. Online classes and programs are fully accredited. The online classroom environment is asynchronous, however student’s complete coursework within a set schedule that follows deadlines established by the instructor. Online degree programs are also available.


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