Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation Program Requirements

BCR Scholars

Community Rehabilitation scholars ask questions such as: How can families affected by chronic health concerns participate fully in their communities? Do stigmas associated with disabilities influence social policy? How can society adapt to the needs of impaired people?


Four Year BCR Program degree requirements

ADMISSION IS COMPETITIVE - Meeting the minimum standards set out below does not guarantee admission due to the competitive GPA of our program.

High school, degree holders, diploma holders (non-approved diplomas), mature students and change of program students, may apply into year one. Previous coursework can be reviewed for transfer credit. Coming from high school, you must have:

  • English 30
  • Biology 30.
  • Three Approved Courses (See UCalgary Calendar for admission requirements)

Students who have completed a minimum of 12 units (4 half course-equivalents) at the post-secondary level, will be reviewed for admission on the average of these completed courses in order to determine if they meet the competitive average of this program.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 Units (5 HCE) required CORE courses in years 1 and 2 and 45 units (15 HCE) option courses at the 200 or 300 level. 
Upper level CORE are not allowed to be taken as 1st and 2nd year option courses. 

For more information, please refer to the First Year Degree Guide (First Year Degree Guide) and check the BCR Student Planner for courses to be taken in years 3 & 4. 

For further details, check the Academic Calendar.

Two Year Post-Diploma Program degree requirements:

ADMISSION IS COMPETITIVE - Meeting the minimum standards set out below does not guarantee admission due to the competitive GPA of our program.

This post-diploma program route is a blended delivery offered on campus. Only those who have an approved diploma, also called a Block Transfer are able to apply to the two-year route. Please refer to the link below to see if your diploma is on the block transfer list. If it is not listed, you must apply to the four-year route and are required to take this degree on campus. If you live in Calgary and area your study location will be on campus.

BCR Block transfer agreements 

This degree program combines: professional courses in Community Rehabilitation, Disability studies, Health, Management and Senior Social Sciences. You can tailor your options in preparation for your eventual career plans. Students must successfully complete 36 Units (12 HCE) required CORE courses and ACWR 303.

For more information, check the BCR Student Planner for courses to be taken in years 3 & 4.

.  For further details, check the Academic Calendar.

 


Occupations of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

A Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation can provide a stepping stone towards a Master of Science (MSc), or a Doctoral degree (PhD). The degree can also lead to further learning for careers in teaching, post-secondary instruction, guidance counselling, learning resources or special education, and disability, behavioural or career consulting.

Advocacy 
Individual Advocate 
Systems Advocate 
Policy Analyst

Government 
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Consultant 
Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Client Services Worker 
Client Specialist

Inclusive Community Supports 
Parent Educator 
Client Services Coordinator 
Family Outreach Coordinator 
Respite Care Coordinator 
City Planning Accessibility Consultant 
Supported Employment Facilitator 
Public Guardian Representative 
Residential Care Supervisor 
Program Coordinator

 

Early Intervention and Childcare 
Daycare Coordinator 
Behavioural Consultant 
Preschool Teacher

Mental Health
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Member 
Case Manager 
Peer Counselling 
Program Manager

Community Health Supports 
Home Care Coordinator 
Seniors Support Worker 
Community Development Worker 
Health and Wellness Advisor

Services for Children with Disabilities   
Child Development Specialist   
Clinical Individualized Planning Coordinator   
Developmental Specialist (Autism)  
Child Welfare Disability Specialist

Business Ventures
Employment Equity Recruiter 
Small Business Development Consultant 
Executive Director 
Career Navigator

Vocational Rehabilitation and Counselling 
Job Coach 
Vocational Evaluator and Educator 
Return to Work Specialist 
Corporate Disability Manager 
Client Services Coordinator 
Client Counselling