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.
Official high school transcripts or GED scores. ACT/SAT scores.
School Accreditation Statement
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission