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Rehab Services courses extended to Brownsville campus Academic program hosts information session

 

UTRGV’s School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling will offer four courses next spring in Brownsville.

Representatives of the academic program conducted an information session last Tuesday in Salón Cassia on the Brownsville campus.

The School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling offered an introductory course in Brownsville for the first time this semester, in which 30 students enrolled. For more than 15 years, the program offered coursework in Edinburg as part of legacy school University of Texas Pan American.

“I want students to understand that a graduate in our field can work in a variety of settings including substance abuse and mental health [facilities],” said Antonio Aguirre Jr., a clinical assistant professor in the program.

The four courses to be offered in Spring 2015 do not require prerequisites and will satisfy requirements of the rehabilitation services undergraduate major.They are Intro to Rehabilitation,Intro to Addictions Studies,Psychology of Disability and Special Topics(Case 2).

This undergraduate program will offer one general degree plan with three available tracks for students to choose from.

UTRGV’s Student Accessibility Services office and the School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling partnered to spread awareness of current services and programs offered to students Valleywide as part of the university’s observance of Accessibility Awareness Month.

“We definitely wanted to collaborate with the Student Accessibility office and increase awareness about our [academic] program,” Aguirre said. “We offer a great career in rehab services and working

with people with disabilities.”

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