The objective of the Rehabilitation concentration is to prepare students to work with individuals with a variety of physical, mental, cognitive, behavioral and addictive disabilities. Students completing this program have additional skills in knowledge of the major disability groups, legislation and various disability-related programs. Emphasis is placed on disability culture, inclusion and advocacy. This program also serves individuals interested in pursuing advanced degrees in speech therapy, recreation therapy and other allied fields
The objective of the Services to the Deaf concentration is to prepare students to work with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The academic program is structured to provide students with the specialized knowledge and sign language skills that will enable them to provide services in a broad spectrum of private, state, federal and community agencies.
The Department of Professional Programs in Human Services offers educational programs that share the common goal of preparing students to work with people in a variety of human services agencies and organizations. The Human Resources Department focuses on those careers which require professional preparation and training for service to individuals, families, groups, and the community. This program is also offered online.
The objective of the Aging concentration is to prepare students to work in the multidisciplinary field of aging and gerontology. This is a diverse field which offers students an insight to the aging process, including the physical, mental and social changes in older people as they age. In addition, the program provides knowledge on the changes in society resulting from our aging population and considers the policies and programs that impact this field.