Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies

Course Information

Program Overview

bachelors degree in health services

The Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies (HSRS) program at Assumption combines fascinating course work and meaningful fieldwork.  You will learn how to develop the potential, and promote the worth, of individuals, from at-risk youths to children and adults with disabilities.

Experiential Learning

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.


The Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies minor consists of six courses, four of which are required, and a 100-hour field experience. The remaining two electives are yours to choose to explore individual interests and career objectives. Students also have the opportunity to customize a minor based on their interests.

Specialized Programs

Assumption offers students from all majors, including HSRS, an opportunity to concentrate in specialty areas related to the human services. 

6-in-5 Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling

The department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies offers 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 taken during your senior year enable you to complete your master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling in five years instead of six.

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