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).
To be admitted unconditionally, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale at the undergraduate level from a regionally accredited college/university or a 2.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA and a minimum of a 2.75 in the final two years of the undergraduate major curriculum and at least two years of professional experience.
- Must have completed undergraduate requirements for admission to the proposed graduate program.
- Must have met any program-specific requirements.
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.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
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