Rehabilitation Science


The Rehabilitation Science Program is one of 10 undergraduate programs accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The Program is accredited from Fall semester 2012 through Summer 2020. There are currently no conditions or recommendations from CORE regarding the RS program.  


The creation of conditions that will allow ALL individuals equal access to goods and services, including access to highly trained personnel.  


The Rehabilitation Science Program is dedicated to nurturing the scholastic development, respect for diversity, ethical behavior, passion for advocacy, and professionalism of future rehabilitation practitioners. The graduates from the Program will effectively serve the needs of the community, individuals with disabilities, and other human service populations. 


In addition to preparing students for employment at the bachelor's degree level, the Rehabilitation Science curriculum also prepares students for graduate study leading to the Masters degree in fields such as Rehabilitation Counseling, Community Agency Counseling, Social Work, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Vocational Evaluation, and Corrections.

As part of their studies Rehabilitation Science majors are required to complete 12 hours of course work in a primary emphasis area and 6 hours in a secondary emphasis. Emphasis areas available to the student include Aging, Child Welfare, Corrections, Social Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Related to the Child Welfare emphasis the Rehabilitation Science program is part of a nine university Child Welfare Partnership that works with the Division of Children and Family Services to prepare students for employment as family services workers. For more information on the Child Welfare Partnership, click here.

A unique feature of the Rehabilitation Science program is the internship-field placement option. Rehabilitation Science majors complete either a full-time one semester internship or three semesters of part-time field placements in agency settings related to their chosen emphasis areas, giving them hands on experience in the field prior to graduation.