Learn more about the options that are available to you as a first year student.
Congratulations on being accepted into a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation degree program.
This dynamic program examines the economic, social and political forces that serve to marginalize people. You will learn to design, deliver and evaluate community-based support services as well as how to form alliances that promote full participation in the community, preparing you for the fields of health, education, advocacy, legal and social reform, and community development.
Students can enter the 4-year Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (BCR) directly from high school, or they can enter into the 2-year BCR program, after a related college diploma or 2 years of university with prerequisites.
Your Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (BCR) program will include courses in the following areas:
Career Development & Disability
Supporting Special Needs Children & Their Families
Disability & the Aging Process
Professional Practice Ethics
Advanced Clinical Practice
Assessment, Intervention, Planning
Social Construction in Disability and Health
Disability and the Law
International Disability Research
Management and Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations
Development of Services and Programs
Supervision in Community Practice
Small Business Development
Developmental Disabling Conditions
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Adult Onset Disabling Conditions
Disabilities associated with Aging
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Inclusive Education Courses
For students who have entered the program directly from high school, the first two years of the BCR program will consist of foundational courses in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, courses from a program of studies in another discipline, and open options. Outlined below is the suggested course pattern for your first year at the University of Calgary.
At the University of Calgary, you can register for both your Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 semesters at the same time. Take advantage of this great opportunity—don't wait until the end of the fall term to register for your winter term, as your first-choice classes may be full.
For further information regarding the Community Rehabilitation program, or for information on the two-year program for holders of a degree, an approved college diploma or two full years of university prerequisite courses, please contact the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Office.
Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Main Campus Office, EDT 404
Beth Parrott, Undergraduate Advisor
Community Health Sciences: (403) 220-2271
Main Campus: (403) 220-8587
If you are coming to the University of Calgary with Advanced Placement credit or International Baccalaureate credit, you will follow the same registration process as any first time university student. You may be eligible to use your transfer credit in your degree program depending on the program you have entered and whether or not the courses are applicable. Look for International Baccalaureate credit information at www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/ib and Advanced Placement information at www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/ap.
You may view your transfer credit by logging in to your online Student Centre. Once you know the transfer credit you have received, you may contact the academic advisor in your faculty to get advice on course selection.
Study Abroad: Discover new ways of thinking about disability, community and rehabilitation. A study abroad program will enhance your career prospects, and provide you with the opportunities to meet new people and gain valuable personal development experiences without interrupting your studies or your career path.
Your Practicum: A practicum is an exciting opportunity to learn and gain "real world" experience in the field. Although it is recognized that field experience requires time, energy and personal commitment beyond that of traditional University classes, practica are a fun part of the program which many students have considered to be a highlight of their education.