Welcome to Rehabilitation Services at UMF
“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.”
Rehabilitation is a helping profession that focuses on people — their strengths, abilities and choices. It is a process in health and human services assisting people with all abilities or at-risk conditions to function effectively in their living, learning and working environments. Rehabilitation is about client autonomy!
The Rehabilitation Services Program consists of over 100 majors. We pride ourselves on small class sizes, approachable professors, and hands-on learning as evidenced by highly selective field placements. Faculty work closely with students to ensure that their career goals and ambitions in the helping profession are attained through one on one work and a student mentoring program.
- Class field trip
The Rehabilitation Services Program at the University of Maine Farmington provides a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services, a Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation Administration (interdisciplinary), a Minor in Rehabilitation Services, as well as specialized training programs in rehabilitation. The coursework in the Rehabilitation Services Program will provide you with the general skills to work with a variety of populations ranging from children through elderly. Some examples include individuals with: traumatic brain injuries, addictions, mental illness, physical disabilities and much more.
Here are some of the courses you may take in this program:
Counseling and the Helping Relationship
Introduction to Disability Studies
Expressive Arts Therapy
Trauma and Resiliency
REH 110: Introduction to Disability Studies
REH 270: Vocational Counseling and Placement
“Professors are progressive with a contemporary curriculum that allows for a focus in a particular area of interest. Faculty serve as liasons to the field of rehabilitation, and they continue to provide encouragement, support, and mentoring. I have obtained employment as a supervisor in a major behavioral health network in Tuscon, AZ.”
-Meaghan Zayszly, B.S. ’00, M.A., C.R.C.
Team Leader & Supervisor
CODAC Behavioral Health Services
The University of Maine at Farmington is registered with the Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc. (C.O.R.E.) which recognizes the program as meeting the educational standards for educational degree programs in disability and rehabilitation studies.