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Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration

The aim of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program is to increase the number of trained personnel from under-represented groups. These individuals will be qualified to deliver rehabilitation services in the public and private not-for-profit sector. Special emphasis is directed at developing skills necessary to work with disabled individuals in general rehabilitation caseloads as well as specialized caseloads in the areas of vision and hearing impairment. 

Why Earn a degree in Rehabiliation Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling?

    The field of rehabilitation counseling is broad and includes providing professional counseling to individuals with a wide range of chronic illness, mental health and/or other disabling conditions (including sensory impairment disorder, addiction disorders, developmental, and physical disabilities) to help them live to their fullest potential and achieve individual goals.

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  • Where do Clinical Rehabilitation Counselors work?

    The answer depends upon student interest in serving Master's level rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, vocational evaluation units, comprehensive rehabilitation centers, independent living centers, prisons, employee assistance programs, private rehabilitation firms, insurance companies, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse facilities, university offices of disability services, and high school and university programs.

    Rehabilitation Counselor Scope of Practice

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  • Does this program prepare me for LPC licensure?

    Rehabilitation Counselors are eligible to sit for the CRC without additional coursework. Students who wish to pursue the LPC credential must complete additional coursework.

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  • What is the job outlook for Clinical Rehabilitation Counselors?

    According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2022-2023), the employment for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 10%), which is faster than the average for all occupations. Over the past 7 years 100% of our graduates have found employment upon graduation.

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Program Statistics

Enrollment & Graduation Amounts
Credit hours 60
Applications Received 136
Applications Accepted 101
Acceptance Rate 74%
Current Enrollment 73
No. of Graduates 30


  Fall 2022 Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 2023
Applicants 73 47 7 84 41 14
Completed Applications 48 27 5 39 17 5
Denied 2 3 1 2 11 1
Admitted 38 20 2 25 12 4
Deferred Term 4 2 3 8 3 0
Declined Admission 4 2 0 4 0 0
Tonya Davis, Ph.D.
Department Chair
(256) 372-4299
Shatoi Scott, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor & Graduate Coordinator
(256) 372-5529