Minors & Specializations

Minors in BCR

Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies is a small, dynamic, program that offers course combinations and delivery options for students interested in community support services that enrich the lives of families and individuals with special needs


On campus only.

A Minor in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies is open to on campus students in other faculties.  

A specialized Minor in Adapted and Therapeutic Physical Activity is offered for Kinesiology students.

For more information please contact:   

Sarah Hawley      

403.220.2985     

 sjhogan@ucalgary.ca

9 units (3 HCE) from the following introductory courses:

CORE 205: Intro to Disability Studies 

CORE 209: Disability in Theory and Everyday Life - examining disabling conditions throughout the lifespan  

CORE 435: Social Research in Disability, Health and Disablement (previously CORE 425)

6 units (2 HCE) from the following Practica:

CORE 207: Introduction to Community Rehabilitation Practice and Professional Conduct and  CORE 487: Practicum in Rehabilitation Practice

OR

CORE 594: Development of Services and Programs - Needs analysis, proposal writing, fund procurement, and innovative service design. Students work on a project for agency or group and CORE 595: Supervision in Community Practice

15 units (5 HCE) from the following:

CORE 471: Community Rehabilitation Practice for Families and their Children

CORE 473: Social Justice and the Labor Force

CORE 475: The Aging Process

CORE 541: International Disability Research & Policy

CORE 553: Health Foundations: Disabilities Across the Lifespan 

CORE 569: Recovery Models: Mental Health & Disability  

CORE 573: Disability and the Law

CORE 583: Community Development in Community Rehabilitation 

CORE 594: Development of Services and Programs - Needs analysis, proposal writing, fund procurement, and innovative service design. Students work on a project for agency or group  

CORE 595: Supervision in Community Practice

For further details, check the Academic Calendar.

A collaboration between the Cumming School of Medicine and the Faculty of Kinesiology, this program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in assisting disabled people to lead active lifestyles.

6 units (2 HCE) from the following introductory courses:

CORE 205: Intro to Disability Studies

CORE 209: Disability in Theory & Everyday Life

6 units (2 HCE) from the following Practica:

CORE 207: Intro to Community Rehab Practice and CORE 487 Practicum in Rehabilitation Practice - Practicum in group settings under the supervision of qualified personnel

Or

CORE 594: Development of Services and Programs - Needs analysis, proposal writing, fund procurement, and innovative service design. Students work on a project for agency or group and CORE 595: Supervision in Community Practice

9 units (3 HCE) from the following:

CORE 435: Social Research in Disability, Health and Disablement (previously CORE 425)

CORE 475: Community Rehab Practices and the Aging Process

AND KNES 367 or 369 or 495

9 units (3 HCE) required CORE courses from the following:<

CORE 471: Community Rehabilitation Practice for Families and their Children

CORE 473: Social Justice and the Labor Force

CORE 547: Health Research, Emerging Technologies and Marginalized Groups

For further details, check the Academic Calendar.
 

Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (BCR) / Psychology Combined Degree

For students in psychology wishing to work in community organizations but who may not have received practical experience, this combined BA or BSc (Psychology) and BCR degree are offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Cumming School of Medicine.

  • Five-year program
  • Requires 25 full-course equivalents for completion
  • Jointly sponsored by both faculties
  • Courses must be carefully selected to complete all requirements

Students will benefit from supervised community practice; access to over 250 community service agencies; excellent employment prospects and BCR serves as the entry-level professional degree for rehabilitation practitioners.</p>

Admission Route

  1. Year one, enter Faculty of Arts with a major in psychology
  2. Complete 10 full-course equivalents in your art program, including BCR prerequisites
  3. Apply to the Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation for admission into the combined degree program
  4. Meet admission standards of BCR at the time of admission

For further details, check the Academic Calendar.