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Bachelor (1 Subject)

Rehabilitation Pedagogy


Degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Field Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
Language German
Standard program duration 6 semesters
Admission restrictions Restricted admission for the 1st to the 6th program semester
Overview of the restricted admission procedure (German only)
Further information Homepage
Module Manual (German only)
Curriculum (German only)

Short profile

The B.A. in Rehabilitation Pedagogy teaches knowledge, skills and methods in the following fields: Social rehabilitation and education, services and support for people with disabilities, social welfare and the healthcare system.

Students receive broad basic instruction in the area of social rehabilitation which allows for deeper specialization in specific fields and for further training. They develop skills that enable them to put scientific findings and developments into practice and to process and communicate specialist knowledge in a way suitable for specific target groups. In addition, the program offers the possibility to study particular areas of social and educational rehabilitation in greater depth, taking an illustrative approach, and teaches methodical skills through project-based and cross-disciplinary activities.

The program is divided into three parts: Foundation modules, specialization modules and elective modules. The specialization modules are “Work and Health with a Focus on Inclusion and Participation”, “Inclusion and Participation through Technology and Media” and “Inclusive Education”. Towards the end of the first year of the program, students complete an eight-week practical phase in institutions and organizations engaged in social rehabilitation and education. This is flanked by corresponding preparatory and follow-up courses. At the heart of the program is the project work in the third year of study, where students work on topics independently.

Knowledge and skills

In addition to the general higher education entrance qualification, prospective students should have a fundamental interest in work in the social sector. Empathy, the capacity for teamwork and openness towards others and their ways of life are key prerequisites for this program. Future rehabilitation educators should be capable of approaching others, interested in social problems and willing to develop individual problem-solving strategies. Diversity, resource orientation and participation are key themes in the program.

Professional fields

With the B.A. in Rehabilitation Education, students acquire a first degree that qualifies them to enter a profession. At the same time, it forms the foundation for a subsequent Master’s degree.

The Bachelor’s program teaches knowledge, skills and methods in the following fields: Social rehabilitation and education, services and support for people with disabilities, social welfare and the healthcare system. It prepares students for work in different professional fields in vocational and social rehabilitation, taking into account the aspects of rehabilitation, therapy, education and organization.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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