RSS Plan of Study and Course Descriptions

Plan of Study

As a student in the RSS program, you’ll take three courses your first semester: HSCI 310, REHB 327 and REHB 394. Your second semester, you’ll take one internship course, REHB 497, which entails participating in 300 hours of supervised work in a behavioral health and/or substance use disorder organization.

Course Descriptions

First Semester

HSCI 310 - Introduction to Health and Human Sciences

This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of health and human sciences, including individual, family and community health and well-being; health and human sciences organizations; professional practice; and the life course model.

REHB 327 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Services

In this course, you’ll learn about various fields and professions providing rehabilitation and related services to persons with disabilities.

REHB 394 - Professional Practices in Rehabilitation Services

This course focuses on typical functions of entry-level rehabilitation services, including case documentation, interviewing, assessment procedures, service plan development, case closure and ethical behavior. It also emphasizes practices for obtaining an entry-level position or internship in rehabilitation services.

Second Semester

REHB 497 - Internship in Rehabilitation and Disability Services

This course consists of supervised experiences in professional settings to meet learning goals for entry-level work, either through an internship or associated with concurrent relevant health or human services employment. You must demonstrate preparation and gain approval from the internship coordinator to register. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 12 semester hours. S/U grading basis may be used.

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227
815-753-1891
chhs@niu.edu

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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