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Rehabilitation Science (B.S.)

Rehabilitation Science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on human function and disability. Basic and applied research from health sciences, social sciences, and related fields are directed toward enhancing physical and psychosocial functioning, participation in life situations, and quality of life of people with disabilities, as well as informing relevant social and health care policy. The Rehabilitation Science Program at MGA offers students a rigorous science-based foundation for rehabilitation-related careers upon graduation. Rehabilitation professionals will find job opportunities in facilities such as physical health and wellness centers, addiction treatment centers, disability accommodation programs, independent living and community programs, insurance companies, state and federal rehabilitation programs, or veteran affairs centers. Rehabilitation Science students at MGA can also choose a pathway that will prepare them for admission to one of our health career programs including Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Respiratory Therapy. The Rehabilitation Science Program also provides a clear and distinctive pathway for admission to graduate programs including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, physician assistant, prosthetics and orthotics, rehabilitation counseling, assistive technology, and other related health care fields. 

Students enrolled in the Rehabilitation Science Program will complete a 200 hour internship during their final semester and should be prepared for additional financial responsibilities at that time.

Rehabilitation Science Program costs, in addition to regular MGA fees, include: (approximate - subject to change):

  • Student Uniforms and Accessories (final semester) $50
  • Criminal Background Check up to (final semester) $ 150.00
  • Professional Liability Insurance (final semester) $ 16.00 yearly

Drug Screen (final semester) – approximately $45

  • American Heart Association CPR certification (final semester) up to $ 90.00
  • Physical (final semester) - $45.00

TB Test (final semester) – approximately $30

Some students may be required to complete additional drug screens or other tests as required by their internship sites and will be responsible for any associated fees.

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science

Students many choose one of the following three tracks:  Respiratory Therapy Track, Nursing Track, and Graduate School Track.

Students in the Graduate School Track must follow USG STEM Math/Science Guidelines.

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)

ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

OR

ENGL 1102HHonors English Composition II

3 credits

 

AND

Choose one of the following MATH courses:

MATH 1001Quantitative Reasoning

3 credits

MATH 1101Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

3 credits

MATH 1111College Algebra

3 credits

MATH 1112Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics

3 credits

MATH 1113HHonors Precalculus

3 credits

MATH 1251Calculus I

4 credits

Note: Courses required for Area A must be completed within the first 30 hours.

Note: Graduate School Track students must take MATH 1113 or MATH 1251

Note: Recommended elective for students in the Respiratory Therapy Track: MATH 1111

Area B: Institutional Options (Credit: 4 hours)

Perspectives Elective

4 credits

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)

Literature Elective

3 credits

Area C Elective

3 credits

Note:  Recommended Area C Elective for students in the Graduate School Track: COMM 1110 Public Speaking

Area D: Science, Math and Technology (Credit: 11 hours)

Choose an 8-hour sequence from the following: 

BIOL 1001KIntroductory Biology I

4 credits

BIOL 1002KIntroductory Biology II

4 credits

 

OR

 

BIOL 2107KPrinciples of Biology I

4 credits

BIOL 2108KPrinciples of Biology II

4 credits

 

OR

 

CHEM 1151KSurvey of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1152KSurvey of Chemistry II

4 credits

 

OR

 

CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II

4 credits

 

OR

 

PHYS 1111KIntroductory Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 1112KIntroductory Physics II

4 credits

 

OR

 

PHYS 2211KPrinciples of Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 2212KPrinciples of Physics II

4 credits

AREA D ELECTIVE: 3 HOURS

Note: 

Students who declare the Respiratory Therapy Track must take CHEM 1151K Survey of Chemistry I (4 credits) or CHEM 1211K Principles of Chemistry (4 credits), with a required lab science sequence.

Students who declare the Graduate School Track must choose one of the following STEM sequences: 

CHEM 1211K Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM 1212K Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)

OR

PHYS 2211K Principles of Physics I (4 credits)

PHYS 2212K Principles of Physics II (4 credits)


Note: Recommended Area D Elective for students in the Graduate School Track: MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)


Note: Recommended Area D Elective for students in the Nursing Track: MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)

 

Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

OR

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

 

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

AND

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Note:  

Recommended Area E Elective for students in the Graduate School Track: PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) and SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits).

Recommended Area E Elective for students in the Nursing Track: PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) AND SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) OR SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3 credits).

Recommended Area E Elective for students in the Respiratory Therapy Track: SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) OR SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3 credits) OR ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) OR ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits).

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Required Courses (Credit: 11 hours)

BIOL 1114KAnatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL 1124KAnatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development

3 credits

Electives Hours (Credit: 7 hours)

Choose from the following:

HS 2000Medical Terminology

3 credits

BIOL 1134KMicrobiology for Health Sciences

4 credits

BIOL 2107KPrinciples of Biology I

4 credits

BIOL 2108KPrinciples of Biology II

4 credits

CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II

4 credits

MATH 1401Elementary Statistics

3 credits

PHYS 2211KPrinciples of Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 2212KPrinciples of Physics II

4 credits

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOCI 1160Introduction to Social Problems

3 credits

SOCI 2293Introduction to Marriage and Family

3 credits

Note:

Students in the Nursing Track must take the following 10 hours:

BIOL 1134K Microbiology for Health Sciences (4 credits)

MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics (3 Credits) (Students may, if they choose, use MATH 1401 for Area D and use PSYC 1101 or a 1000- or 2000-level SOCI course to fulfill this requirement)

 

Students in the Respiratory Therapy Track must take the following 10 hours:

BIOL 1134K Microbiology for Health Sciences (4 credits)

PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits) (Students may, if they choose, use PSYC 1101 for Area F as a substitution for PSYC 2103. If PSYC 1101 is used in Area E, choose either chemistry, physics, statistics or psychology from the list above)

Elective (3 Hours) – Guided electives must be chemistry, physics, statistics, or psychology from the list above.

 

Students in the Graduate School Track MUST take the following:

BIOL 2107K Principles of Biology I (4 credits)

MATH 1251 Calculus I (3 credits)

*In order to satisfy the requirements for the Graduate School Track, students must complete the following:

  • A two course sequence of chemistry with laboratories
  • A two course sequence of physics with laboratories
  • A two course sequence of anatomy and physiology with laboratories
  • One general biology course with laboratory
  • One course in statistics

The courses may be completed in order to fulfill the requirements in Areas A-F while additional courses or prerequisites may be used as electives in the major. 

Appropriate Major Area Electives:

MATH 1111 College Algebra (3 credits)

PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

COMM 1110 Public Speaking (3 credits)

CHEM 1211K Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM 1212K Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits) or

PHYS 2211K Principles of Physics I (4 credits)

PHYS 2212K Principles of Physics II (4 credits)

MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)

BIOL 2107K Principles of Biology I (4 credits)

MATH 1251 Calculus I (3 credits)

Additional courses at the 3000-4000 level

 

Upper Division Course Requirements (Credit: 60 hours)

Required Courses (Credit: 39 hours)

HLSA 3410Introduction to Exercise Science

3 credits

PSYC 3265Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

RHAB 3000Introduction to Rehabilitation Professions

3 credits

RHAB 3100Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology

3 credits

RHAB 3200Exercise Physiology

3 credits

RHAB 4000Physical Illness and Disease

3 credits

RHAB 4010Developmental Disabilities

3 credits

RHAB 4100Physical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

3 credits

RHAB 4210Culture and Disability

3 credits

RHAB 4250Assessment in Rehabilitation

3 credits

RHAB 4300Assistive Technology and Independent Living

3 credits

OCTA 4900Rehabilitation Internship

3

Research Methods Requirement

Choose ONE of the following courses:

HLSA 3000Research Methods for Health Sciences

3 credits

PBSV 3020Research Methods

3 credits

PSYC 3002Research Methods

3 credits

Major Area Electives (Credit: 21 hours)

Students may use 21 hours of elective courses at the 3000-4000 level to meet the 60 credit hour requirement in the upper division.

Total Hours: 120