Health care professionals with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the health sciences will be trained to become entry level DRS’s. The program will provide students with a systematic understanding of the relevant knowledge inside and outside their scope of practice and a critical awareness of current problems or new insights, much of which is informed by the evidence and practice regarding driver rehabilitation, as outlined below:
- Utilize best practices and best evidence to make fitness to drive determinations across a variety of clinical specialties (e.g., neurology, pediatrics, gerontology), and across various settings (e.g., in-patient, outpatient, home health), across the lifespan (e.g., teens to older adults) of at-risk populations.
- Analyze and conduct research on driver rehabilitation to advance the body of knowledge in a specific area of practice.
- Assess and intervene with complex client cases and make clinical judgments based on established driver rehabilitation principles, techniques, and evidence.
- Communicate assessment results, intervention plans, rehabilitation strategies, vehicle adaptations, and client outcomes through a variety of methods (orally, written reports, vehicle modification prescriptions, referrals, regulatory decisions) to clients, families, health care providers and community stakeholders.