Rehab and College
”Finally, Rehab and College under One Roof”
Rehab and College Under One Roof
Sober College offers five Woodbury University courses on-site: Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Sociology, Psychology, and Health and Wellness. Through our partnership with Woodbury, we have designed five courses that cater to the Sober College student. Each course aligns both with Sober College’s Core Competencies and Woodbury University’s Basic Learning Objectives. This particular blend of recovery and academics provides our students with the skills necessary to transition out of treatment and into larger institutions of higher education.
Click on the videos on the right to hear about our on-site courses from the professors themselves.
1. Public Speaking- COMM 120 (Verbal Expression)
Professor: Jenna Patronete, MA
Focus: This course is designed to provide an overview of the fundamentals of human communication, focusing specifically on presentation skills and public speaking. The format of the course includes in class lectures, activities and speeches to be delivered in a peer reviewed and constructive environment. Students have the flexibility to choose speech topics that interest them, while improving their research skills and bolstering confidence in front of an audience.
WU Objective: Communication
SC Competency: Life Skills
2. Creative Writing- COMM 110 (Written Expression)
Professor: Chantell Barnhill, MA
Focus: An introduction to fiction writing with an emphasis on short story that provides a foundation for writing across all disciplines. Self-expression and experimentation will be encouraged within the framework of the narrative tradition.
WU Objective: Creativity
SC Competency: Productivity
3. Drugs and Alcohol in Popular Culture – SOCI 100 (Critical Thinking)
Professor: Rachel Sanders, MA
Focus: The goal of this course is to help students develop a sociological perspective on drug and alcohol use and addiction through the scope of American popular culture.
WU Objective: Transdisciplinarity
SC Competency: Sobriety
4. Principles of Healthy Living- BHVR 200 (Personal and Social Responsibility)
Professor: Ken Nieman, DC MA CPT
Focus: This course empowers students to move beyond the classroom and challenges them to approach social, environmental, political, and economic issues from a “human” perspective while engaging in positive community “Action-ism” projects. Personal fitness is the foundation for success in these areas.
WU Objective: Personal & Social Responsibility
SC Competency: Fitness
5. Psychology of Personal Transformation – PSYC 100 (Emotional Intelligence)
Professor: Robert Reiher, PhD
Focus: This course is designed to help develop insight and succeed in your education and your future as a life-long learner. This course looks at multiple forms of intelligence and spheres of influence in order to analyze what it will take to “thrive” in one’s own context.
WU Objective: Integrated Student
SC Competency: Emotional Intelligence