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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Rehabilitative Health Sciences Major, B.S.

Department Information

Department of Rehabilitative Sciences
P.O. Box 70260
Phone: 423-439-7405
email: rehabsciences@etsu.edu

Department website: https://www.etsu.edu/crhs/rehabilitative-sciences/

The Rehabilitative Health Sciences Major, B.S. (RHSC-BS) prepares students for graduate studies in medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, speech-language pathology, audiology, nutrition and dietetics, and other allied health fields of study. This degree also prepares students to enter entry-level rehabilitative or health care positions or provides an avenue to a bachelor’s degree for students who have completed an A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) degree as a rehabilitation assistant in physical therapy (PTA), occupational therapy (OTA), or speech-language pathology (SLPA) and desire to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. The curriculum is framed within the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health, which emphasizes patient-centered interprofessional care and fosters the application of the core competencies of interprofessional collaborative practice. The interprofessional focus of the RHSC-BS program emphasizes opportunities for students to interact with students from all of the health science colleges at ETSU. The program includes 49 credits in the major and incorporates 150 clinical observation hours. The RHSC-BS program is not a competitive entry program, so anyone who would like to pursue the major may do so. 

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirements 49 credits
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 5-12 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: RHSC-BS  

General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Minor: 18-24 credits

Free Electives: 5-12 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.