Community Rehabilitation (Bachelor)

Important Notice

This program is not active. Please contact Department Chair for more information.


The Bachelor of Community Rehabiliation is a partnership program between Douglas College and the University of Calgary. It provides an interdisciplinary and flexible approach to learning. The courses reflect local issues which are relevant to a broad range of health and human service professions including community development and supports, early intervention specialization, vocational rehabilitation, seniors' resource management and policy research analysis.    

The program is also a stepping-stone to graduate programs such as Education, Clinical Counselling and Occupational Therapy. You'll take courses from a variety of areas, such as community rehabilitation, disability studies, health, management and social sciences. 

An innovative addition to this program is the collaborative autism concentration, which adds courses from the Douglas College Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis (DABA) Advanced Certificate to the degree.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements

If you're a graduate of a Douglas College Child, Family and Community Studies diploma program, or other approved Canadian diplomas such as Capilano University's Rehab Therapy Assistant, Langara's Social Service Worker, Mount Royal College Social Work, Red River College ECE Humber and Mohawk College OTA/PTA etc., in the third year of your degree, you can receive two years of credit towards this degree and enter at the third-year level.

If you do not have a credential, but have at least two years' work experience in the human services field, you should contact the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies to inquire about prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.