Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The State of Undergraduate Rehabilitation Education: Current Program Coordinator Perspectives

The State of Undergraduate Rehabilitation Education: Current Program Coordinator Perspectives Purpose The current climate of higher education, the implementation of the Workforce Opportunity and Innovation Act, and the 2017 merger of accrediting bodies have created changes within the field of rehabilitation. These changes must be appropriately addressed in order to fortify a profession that has long been instrumental in ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to achieve a satisfactory quality of life. Methods This study was designed to provide current undergraduate rehabilitation education (URE) information to the field for discussion and planning purposes. Results This research represents the results of a survey of URE program coordinators ( n = 26) on the current state of their programs and programmatic needs. Conclusion Recommendations for current URE programs and future research directions are provided. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Springer Publishing

The State of Undergraduate Rehabilitation Education: Current Program Coordinator Perspectives

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-publishing/the-state-of-undergraduate-rehabilitation-education-current-program-BOLhrr0dFj
Publisher
Springer Publishing
Copyright
© 2021 Springer Publishing Company
ISSN
2168-6653
eISSN
2168-6661
DOI
10.1891/2168-6653.32.4.253
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Purpose The current climate of higher education, the implementation of the Workforce Opportunity and Innovation Act, and the 2017 merger of accrediting bodies have created changes within the field of rehabilitation. These changes must be appropriately addressed in order to fortify a profession that has long been instrumental in ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to achieve a satisfactory quality of life. Methods This study was designed to provide current undergraduate rehabilitation education (URE) information to the field for discussion and planning purposes. Results This research represents the results of a survey of URE program coordinators ( n = 26) on the current state of their programs and programmatic needs. Conclusion Recommendations for current URE programs and future research directions are provided.

Journal

Rehabilitation Research, Policy and EducationSpringer Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2018

References