What to Expect

Thinking about joining our program? Find out what you can expect as a student at UIC.

Students must complete all required General Education, core course, and selective course requirements and a total number of 120 degree hours to successfully complete the degree program.

Find more about degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Required Courses

ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3 hours
DHD 101Disability in U.S. Society3 hours
Exploring World Cultures course3 hours
Understanding the Past course3 hours
AHS 101Experiential Learning in the Health Sciences1 hour

Reminders

  • Don’t miss the AHS welcome events which take place throughout the first month of classes.
  • Make your required advising appointment before your spring registration time ticket arrives. Your Academic Advisor will email you an invitation to schedule starting in week 6 of the semester

Required Courses

ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3 hours
AHS 210Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences3 hours
BIOS 110Biology of Cells and Organisms4 hours
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology4 hours
AHS 102Experiential Learning II1 hour

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your summer/fall registration time ticket arrives. Your Academic Advisor will email you an invitation to schedule starting in week 6 of the semester.

Required Course

Elective3 hours
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I5 hours
Selective3 hours
Understanding U.S. Society course3 hours

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your spring registration time ticket arrives. Your Academic Advisor will email you an invitation to schedule starting in week 6 of the semester.

Required Courses

Elective
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II5 hours
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics4 hours
Selective3 hours

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your summer/fall registration time ticket arrives. Your Academic Advisor will email you an invitation to schedule starting in week 6 of the semester.
  • Begin seeking out a field experience site for your AHS 393 course.

Required Courses

DHD 440Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice3 hours
AHS 330Physical and Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation3 hours
AHS 325Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management2 hours
PSCH 242Introduction to Research in Psychology3 hours
AHS 393Field Experience in the Health Sciences1-4 hours
Selective3 hours

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your spring registration time ticket arrives. Your Academic Advisor will email you an invitation to schedule starting in week 6 of the semester.
  • Don’t forget your field experience requirement! If you have yet to identify a field experience site, attend the AHS 393 final presentations for ideas.

Required Courses

BHIS 406Medical Terminology for Health Information Management2 hours
Electives9 hours
Selective3 hours
PSCH 320Developmental Psychology3 hours

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your summer/fall registration time ticket arrives. Your Academic Advisor will email you an invitation to schedule starting in week 6 of the semester.
  • Don’t forget your field experience requirement! If you have yet to identify a field experience site, attend the AHS 393 final presentations for ideas.
  • Considering graduate or professional school? Attend informational workshops on application processes, program options, and more throughout the semester.

Required Courses

AHS 375Ethics, Law and Professionalism in Health Sciences3 hours
HIM 410Introduction to the Health Care System3 hours
AHS 402Health Inter-professional Seminar2 hours
Understanding the Creative Arts course3 hours
Elective3 hours

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your spring registration time ticket arrives. Your Academic Advisor will email you an invitation to schedule starting in week 6 of the semester.
  • Still need to complete your field experience course (AHS 393)? Meet with your advisor early this semester to establish a plan for your final semester.
  • Considering graduate or professional school? Apply now!

Required Courses

AHS 365Measurement and Assessment in Rehabilitation3 hours
Introduction to Health Informatics1 hour
Electives10-13 hours

Reminders

  • You must apply to graduate! Graduation is not automatic. Apply to graduate by Friday of the third week of your final semester.
  • AHS Commencement information can be found here