Bachelor of Science: Rehabilitation Services
In the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) Rehabilitation Services program, you'll learn to work with individuals and groups across a wide range of ages, conditions and backgrounds.
You will explore the worlds of many populations including people with mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, physical limitations, behavioral problems, traumatic backgrounds, developmental disabilities, and more.
Hands-on learning is a UMF hallmark and as a Rehabilitation Services major your practicum and internship will allow you to examine areas such as occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, psychosocial rehabilitation, mental health, assistive technology, community support, and animal-assisted therapy.
You will also have opportunities to participate in internships, in-state and out-of-state field trips, professional conferences, volunteer projects, undergraduate research and much more.
You will also work very closely with your professors, many of whom are recognized nationally in their field, who will become valued mentors. Faculty in our Rehabilitation Services program work closely with their students to ensure a coordinated plan that matches their career goals, interests and talents.
Graduates of our Rehabilitation Services program often go on to careers in areas such as: occupational therapy, addiction counseling, social work, human services case worker, mental health practitioner, community support services, vocational rehabilitation counseling, employment services, family services and more. And many have attended some of the finest graduate school programs in the nation.
Note: UMF's Rehabilitation Services program qualifies for the New England Regional Program tuition discount - a discount of more than $4,500 per year. Through this Program, students from other New England states and Canada can apply for certain majors at UMF and pay reduced tuition. The majors that qualify for this vary by state. See the link, New England Regional Program.
"I'm in the UMF Rehab Club, a student organization closely linked to the Rehabilitation Services major. We do a lot of things out in the community and we put on the annual Rehabilitation Awareness Day -- a big fair that gives everyone more knowledge about the field of Rehab. Our club also does a lot to raise awareness on campus, and we raise money for different events and help families in need. It's a lot of fun and I get a lot out of that."
-- Kristen Bannon
From South Kingston, Rhode Island
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student - in every major - will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to your major in Rehabilitation Services, such as:
|• Counseling and the Helping Relationship|
|• Expressive Arts Therapy|
|• Intro to Social Services|
|• Seminar in Professional Practice|
|• Psychosocial Rehabilitation|
|• Grant Writing|
|• Internship in Rehabilitation and Human Services|
|• Intro to Therapeutic Recreation|
|• Intro to Disability Studies|
|• Group Process in Human Services|
|• Seminar in Professional Practice|
|• Addiction Rehabilitation|
|• Practicum in Rehabilitation and Human Services|
|• Aquatics Therapy|
|• Outdoor Recreation for Special Groups|
For additional information about Rehabilitation Services at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050