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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.  This program has received accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related programs (CACREP).

Why Earn a degree in Rehabiliation Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • What is 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 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 Counseling 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 Rehabilitation Counselors?

    According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2016-2017), the employment for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 9%), which is faster than the average for all occupations. Over the past 5 years 100% of our graduates have found employment upon graduation.

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CACREP 2021 CACREP Vital Statistics Student Outcomes Report (2020-2021)

Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Number of graduates in the 2020-2021 5
Program completion rate 2020-2021 80%
Student Licensure-Certification/Pass Rate 40%
Job placement rate of students/graduates 100%

Contact Us

Sharon Brown, Ph.D., CRC
Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling Associate Professor
(256) 372-8002
Shatoi Scott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator
(256) 372-5529