Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Curriculum | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Mission, Goal and Objectives

The mission of the Masters of Science Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MSCR) program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center forwards the mission of the University by providing a practitioner training program focused on the unique needs of diverse communities, especially in rural settings. We are committed to preparing entry-level clinical rehabilitation counselors to work competently and ethically through the mastery of evidence-based practices. Our focus centers on empowering people with disabilities to make informed choices, build viable careers, and live more independently within the community.

The goal of the program is to prepare students with the counseling and rehabilitation knowledge and skills to assist people with a wide range of physical and psychiatric disabilities, chronic conditions or diseases, and social disabilities in achieving their education and career goals.

The objectives of our program are linked to our mission statement. They are to provide:

  • Educational experiences that facilitate the development of knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to practice as qualified clinical rehabilitation counselors with a diverse population in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Learning opportunities to support the ability to implement culturally responsive and ethically sound clinical rehabilitation counseling practices throughout their careers, and to advocate for individuals with disabilities and the profession.
  • Clinical training experiences focused on translating acquired knowledge, attitudes and skills to evidence-based practice in a wide range of real-world environments.

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Curriculum

Core Coursework
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPCR 1002 Foundations for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice 0 hours
HPCR 5301 Introduction to Counseling and Ethical Development 3 hours
HPCR 5302 Counseling Theories 3 hours
HPCR 5303 Human Growth and Development 3 hours
HPCR 5304 Career Counseling 3 hours
HPCR 5305 Psychopathology and Diagnosis 3 hours
HPCR 5306 Treatment and Case Management 3 hours
HPCR 5307 Multicultural Counseling 3 hours
HPCR 5308 Research and Statistics 3 hours
HPCR 5311 Addictions 3 hours
HPCR 5312 Assessment 3 hours
HPCR 5318 Abnormal Behavior: Treatment Planning and Case Management 3 hours
Total 30 hours
Specialty Coursework
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPCR 5330 Foundations of Rehab and Ethical Development 3 hours
HPCR 5331 Medical Aspects of Disability 3 hours
HPCR 5332 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability 3 hours
HPCR 6050 Comprehensive Examination 0 hours
Total 9 Hours
Experiential Coursework
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPCR 5340 Micro Counseling Techniques 3 hours
HPCR 5342 Group Counseling Techniques 3 hours
HPCR 5344 Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling Methods 3 hours
HPCR 6001 Internship 9 hours
Total 18 hours
Clinical Experiences
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPCR 5360 Practicum 3 hours
HPCR 6001 Internship 9 hours
Total 12 hours
Electives
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPCR 5310 Special Topics 3 hours
Total NA

Note: Elective credits are optional and not required for graduation.