Class YearCounseling, Human Services & Social ServicesEMBARKENGAGEEXPLOREEXPOSUREHuman Services & Rehabilitation StudiesPsychology

HRS 119 Intro to Health, Human Services & Rehabilitation

This course is an introduction to the theory, practice and systems of health, human and rehabilitation services. The information covered in this course is geared toward students in all majors so that they may become more socially, politically, culturally and humanly aware of the issues that people with disabilities, chronic illnesses and challenging life circumstances experience. This course utilizes social justice frameworks to consider the barriers and inequities faced by individuals typically marginalized, disenfranchised and limited from full participation in society. The history, legislation and mission of health, human and rehabilitation services will be examined along with the major models and theories of helping and providing services in community-based health and human service agencies. Current issues and trends in health, human and rehabilitation service provision are covered with specific attention paid to disability and chronic illness.

This course fulfills the social science requirement in the Core Curriculum.