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Help people improve the quality of their lives. With a bachelor of science in Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) from Penn State Lehigh Valley, graduates are prepared to work with clients across the lifespan who face psychosocial, physical, mental, educational, vocational, and recreational challenges.

Through required coursework and internship experience, students gain a broad range of professional skills including:

  • Advocating for others
  • Assessing client needs
  • Consulting with other agencies
  • Managing client caseloads
  • Resolving conflicts

Seniors in the RHS program are required to complete a semester long internship totaling 600 hours. These internships provide real world experience and important connections for students. They sometimes even lead to jobs upon graduating. Learn more about student internship success stories >>


Rehabilitation and Human Services
at Penn State Lehigh Valley

courses include...

  • Case Management and Communication Skills
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Medical Aspects of Disability
  • Group Work in Rehabilitation Practice
  • Community Mental Health Practice and Services
  • Children and Families in Rehabilitation Settings

Your job title
could be...

  • Social Services
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Public Welfare
  • Hospital and Medical Settings
  • Drug and Alcohol Programs

Academic Plans

Recommended Academic Plans provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. RAPs are proposed schedules only. Individual student's schedules might look different if -- in consultation with an academic adviser -- the student has created a different plan. Care should be taken when changing the order of courses, as the RAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. Changing the other of a RAP might be in the student's best interests and can occur with an adviser's guidance. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin and their degree audit.

Recommended Academic Plan for Rehabilitation and Human Services

Recommended Academic Plan for Rehabilitation and Human Services - Psychology Minor


For additional information about this program, please schedule an appointment with:

Dr. Leigh Cundari
Coordinator of Rehabilitation and Human Services

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Students and recent graduates of the RHS program at Penn State Lehigh Valley were recently featured in Lehigh Valley Business.

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