Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology

This degree is the core degree for students interested in working in psychology areas of health and rehabilitation. It combines studies in areas of psychology with additional science requirements to give students a well-rounded knowledge of both the mind and body and how they work together. Students interested in pursuing graduate work in Occupational Therapy may choose the pre-occupational therapy option.

Careers in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology (undergraduate)

Medical testing associate, Rehabilitation therapy assistant, Peer specialist, Clinical liaison, Weight management, Allied health management, Substance abuse and addictions services, Patient services representative, Child development specialist, Family support coordinator; Health policy analyst, Behavior resource specialist, Disability employment coordinator, Health technician, Life and health coach

Students interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy should choose the Pre-Occupational Therapy option.

Degree plan

Core Curriculum – 68 hours

Christian Literacy  – 20 hours

Lower Level Courses
  • Life of Christ (BI 1211) – 2 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214) – 2 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202) – 2 hours
  • Conquest Divided Kingdom (BI 2203) – 2 hours
Upper Level Courses
  • Marriage and Family (BI 3311) – 3 hours
  • Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) – 3 hours
  • Upper Division Bible Electives – 6 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320, & 2310) – 9 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy    – 11 hours

  • Mathematics (MH 1338 or higher) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology (BIO 1300) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology Lab (BIO 1100) – 1 hour
  • Principles of Physical Science I or II (PHY 1304/1305) – 3 hours
  • Principles of Physical Science I or II Lab (PHY 1104/1105) – 1 hour

Information and Communication Literacy – 15 hours

Composition and Literature
  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours
Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours
Technology Course – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 10 hours

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • PE Activity (Two activity courses) – 2 hours
  • Freshman Experience (FE 1111) – 1 hour
  • Service Learning (FASL 1090)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310) – 3 hours

Professional Literacy – 57 hours

Departmental Requirements – 9 hours

  • Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2301) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Sociology (SY 2328) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Counseling (COU 2320) – 3 hours

Psychology Major Field Requirements – 22 hours

  • Lifespan Development (PY 3300) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Statistics & Lab (PY3330 / 3130) – 4 hours
  • Research Methods (PY 3350) – 3 hours
  • Social Psychology (PY 3360) – 3 hours
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (PY 4315) – 3 hours
  • Abnormal Psychology (PY 4310) – 3 hours
  • Professional Ethics in Psychology (PY 4345)

Health Science Requirements – 20 hours

  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 2393) – 3 hours
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (BIO 2193) – 1 hour
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 2394) – 3 hours
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (BIO 2194) – 1 hour
  • Medical Terminology (BIO2340) – 3 hours
  • Kinesiology (PE3303) – 3 hours
  • Physiological Psychology (PY 4330) – 3 hours
  • Health and Rehabilitation Psychology (PY4335) – 3 hours

Professional and Experiential Learning – 6 hours

Internship (PY4351) – 3 hours

Capstone Research Project (PY4391) – 3 hours

TOTAL FOR DEGREE – 125 hours

PY 4151/4152/4153/4154 Continuation of Internship in Psychology (optional) – 1-4 hours

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation; Students must complete the Department Exit Exam prior to graduation