Are you interested in a career that develops the potential and promotes the worth of each individual? Assumption College’s Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies (HSRS) program provides a strong foundation for work in a variety of health and human service-related fields and organizations providing services to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. A specific emphasis is placed on working with children and adults with disabilities in human service and rehabilitation settings.
HSRS prepares you to go on to graduate school in programs like rehabilitation counseling, school counseling, social work, speech-language pathology, counseling psychology, school psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing.
A significant distinction of Assumption’s HSRS curriculum is a required internship that enables students to develop and refine the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for working as a human service professional. Students complete a 400-hour internship in a human service setting where they are supported and supervised by a faculty member as well as other personnel.
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies majors are required to complete 10 HSRS courses as well as three courses from related disciplines, providing students with a strong liberal arts foundation areas.
The Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies minor consists of six courses, four of which are required. The remaining two electives human services courses suit your individual interests and career objectives. Studenst also have the opportunity to customize a minor based on their interests.
Assumption offers students from all majors, including HSRS, an opportunity to concentrate in specialty areas related to the human services.
The department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies has an accelerated path that allows exceptional Assumption undergraduates who have completed their general education requirements and the required courses for their HSRS major to begin working toward a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling during their senior year. Courses you take during your senior year enable you to complete your master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling in 5 years instead of 6.