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Rehabilitation Counseling


Purpose Statement

It is our purpose to provide a quality comprehensive rehabilitation counselor education program that is progressive in the areas of pedagogy, technology and research that fosters students’ personal and professional growth and provides leadership in the field at the local and national levels.


  • To recruit, educate and graduate a diverse population of students who are prepared to provide rehabilitation counseling services in a variety of employment settings.
  • To provide a rigorous academic environment that provides a solid foundation to prepare entry level Rehabilitation Counselors who meet national certification standards.
  • To work closely with the public and private rehabilitation communities to ensure well-trained graduates who are considered valued employees.
  • To develop a faculty that is valued by our students and the rehabilitation community for our teaching, research, and service.
  • To achieve the highest quality program possible within the constraints of available financial, human, technological, and time resources.
  • To develop commitment within students to empower individuals with disabilities to identify and maximize their resources to meet their developmental, vocational, independent living, and educational needs.
  • To instill within students a commitment to develop a life long commitment to learning professionalism continuing education throughout their career.

Rehabilitation Counseling Curriculum

Core Coursework Credit Hours
AHRC 5301 Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling 3 hours
AHRC 5302 Counseling Theories 3 hours
AHRC 5303 Medical Aspects of Disability 3 hours
AHRC 5304 Vocational and Career Development 3 hours
AHRC 5305 Case Management 3 hours
AHRC 5306 Psycho-Social Aspects of Disability 3 hours
AHRC 5308 Research Methodologies & Interpretation of Research Findings 3 hours
AHRC 5321 Vocational Assessment 3 hours
AHRC 5322 Employment Development & Placement 3 hours
AHRC 5309 Group Counseling Theory & Practice 3 hours
Total Hours 30 hours
Practical Experience Credit Hours
AHRC 5416 Clinical Internship I 4 hours
AHRC 5517 Clinical Internship II 5 hours
AHRC 5611 Practicum 6 hours
Total Hours 15 hours
Electives (3 credit hours are required) Credit Hours
AHRC 5310 Special Topics/Seminars in Rehabilitation Counseling 3 hours
AHRC 5342 Rehabilitation & Substance Abuse 3 hours
AHRC 5343 Into to Private Sector Rehabilitation 3 hours
AHRC 5346 Psychiatric Rehabilitation 3 hours


The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) has conferred a certificate of accreditation to the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program. This recognition provides evidence that the program complies with the educational standards and evaluated by the Commission on Standards and Accreditation for masters’ degree level Programs in Rehabilitation Counselor Education. The program has maintained full accreditation since 2003.


Upon completion of the MRC program, students will possess the competencies and experiences necessary to take the national certification examinations, and if successful, be accredited as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).