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2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rehabilitation Therapy, AS

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Admissions: 1-877-UMA-1234 ext. 3465 or (207) 621-3465
Advising Center: 1-877-UMA-1234 ext. 3149 or (207) 621-3149
Coordinator: W. Frank Ellis (207) 621-3317 fellis@maine.edu/Dave Samuelian (207) 262-7980 davidjs@maine.edu (Bangor)

No Applications to the Associate of Science in Rehabilitation Therapy Are Being Accepted at This Time.


This program is deemed necessary for students who wish to work in the health care field with a special emphasis on rehabilitation. Students will be prepared to work within the broad spectrum of rehabilitation services at the technician level. The program also aims to prepare students to transfer to Baccalaureate rehabilitation programs or to programs in a related field.

Program Objectives

The program will provide students with a working knowledge of rehabilitation theory and techniques and will prepare them to use a variety of psychosocial and rehabilitative community and natural supports. It will also provide students with the skills and knowledge utilized in a variety of physical and psychosocial rehabilitation practices. Graduates will have a general understanding of the recovery process and the need for consumer choice and empowerment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand current best practices applicable to work in rehabilitative settings
  • Implement and provide clients with community supports, case management, psychological and physical rehabilitation techniques
  •  Identify the signs and symptoms of disabilities that will require rehabilitation
  • Utilize a variety of techniques to help clients deal effectively with their disabilities and handicapping experience
  • Write clear, concise progress notes to assist with rehabilitative program planning

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