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College of Allied Health Sciences


Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies


Paul Toriello, Chair, 4425K Health Sciences Building
Martha Chapin, Director, Rehabilitation Services, 4425L Health Sciences Building
Shari Sias, Coordinator, Alcohol and Drug Studies Minor, 4425M Health Sciences Building

BS in Rehabilitation Services

Admission to the BS in rehabilitation services program requires a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA from ECU and an application. Program admission is competitive and admission to the university and/or achieving a minimum 2.5 GPA does not guarantee admission to the rehabilitation services degree program. Applications should be submitted when the student is nearing completion of 42 s.h. A student may only apply for admission twice. Additional information and application for admission can be obtained from the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies. Undergraduate students majoring in rehabilitation services are encouraged to minor in an established area consistent with individual academic and career goals or to take a composite minor of structured electives approved by the faculty advisor and departmental chairperson. Majors must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all REHB courses. Minimum degree requirement is 121 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below. - 42 s.h.
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT) or equivalent
  2. Core - 48 s.h.
    BIOS 1500. Introduction to Biostatistics (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or consent of instructor) or equivalent
    HLTH 3010. Health Problems I (3) (F) (P: BIOL 2130 or 2140; HLTH 1000 or 1050; or consent of instructor)
    PSYC 2275. Psychology of Adjustment (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    PSYC 5325. Introduction to Psychological Testing (3) (F) (P: Statistics course; PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    REHB 2000. Survey of Community Resources in Rehabilitation and Health Care (3) (SL) (F,S)
    REHB 2003. Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Health and Social Problems (3) (F,S)
    REHB 3000. Introduction to Rehabilitation (3) (F,S,SS)
    REHB 3010. Case Management in Rehabilitation (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: REHB major)
    REHB 4000. Interviewing Techniques for Health and Rehabilitation Settings (3) (F,S) (P: REHB major)
    REHB 4993, 4994, 4995, 4996. Rehabilitation Services Internship (3,3,3,3) (F,S,SS) (WI*) (P: REHB major; REHB 3010, 4000; consent of instructor; 2.5 GPA)
    SOCW 2010. Introduction to Social Work Practice with Special Populations (3) (F,S,SS) (P: SOCW 1010)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    REHB 4100. Occupational Analysis and Job Placement (3) (F,S) (P: REHB major)
    REHB 4400. Introduction to Vocational Evaluation (3) (F,SS)
  3. Cognates - 5 s.h.
    BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101)
    BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
  4. Minor or structured electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Alcohol and Drug Studies Minor

A course may not count for both a major and minor. If a course listed in the minor is used to meet a major requirement, additional minor electives must be taken. Minimum requirement for the alcohol and drug studies minor is 24 s.h. as follows:

  1. Core - 15 s.h.
    PSYC 2275. Psychology of Adjustment (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    REHB 2003. Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Health and Social Problems (3) (F,S)
    REHB 4793. Treatment of Substance Abuse (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ADS minor or consent of instructor; P/C: REHB 2003 or consent of instructor)
    REHB 4796. Contemporary Issues for Substance Abuse (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ADS minor or consent of instructor; P/C: REHB 2003 or consent of instructor)
  2. Electives (Choose from the following.) - 9 s.h.
    ASLS 2020. Sign Language Studies I (3) (F,S,SS)
    CDFR 1103. Marriage and Family Relations (3) (F,S,SS)
    HLTH 3515. AIDS HIV Disease in Modern Society (3) (S) (P: HLTH 1000 or consent of instructor)
    HLTH 5345. Alcoholism in Health Education (3)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    PSYC 3300. Psychology of Personality (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    REHB 3000. Introduction to Rehabilitation (3) (F,S,SS)
    REHB 4795. Prevention of Substance Abuse (3) (S) (P/C: REHB 2003 or consent of instructor)
    SOCI 2111. Modern Social Problems (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
    SOCI 3220. Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)