Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 + 2 years
Credit Hours:

120 (B.S.) + 48 (M.S.)
Begin a grad track rehabilitation studies bachelor's program that will lead to your rehabilitation counseling master's degree.
Undergraduate students accepted into our Grad Track Pathway program will earn their Bachelor of Sciences in Rehabilitation Studies while taking graduate-level courses. These classes will transfer over into an accelerated graduate program where students will have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling.

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Why Earn Combined Degrees in Rehabilitation Studies and Rehabilitation Counseling?

The grad track program in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services allows students to begin graduate coursework while completing their bachelor's. This helps students save time and money on their higher education while ensuring seamless educational continuity. Beyond the classroom, Grad-Track students participate in bachelor’s level practicum experience which is combined with graduate-level field site experiences that emphasize an exposure to a broad spectrum of rehabilitation services. The fieldwork also provides exposure to professional organizations, interdisciplinary professional activities, and advocacy and consumer groups in the field of rehabilitation.

Marketable Skills
  • Disability specific counseling/treatment planning
  • Empowerment facilitation
  • Case management, job placement/development
  • Provision of culturally responsive services
  • Psychosocial functioning assessment/evaluation

Combined Rehabilitation Studies and Rehabilitation Counseling Degrees Highlights

Courses are offered online or in campus-based formats to accommodate the needs of students entering the field of rehabilitation counseling as well as those who are currently employed in agencies serving individuals with disabilities.
Upon graduation, you’re also eligible for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and state licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).
This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) thereby allowing graduates to pursue counseling licensure in multiple states.
Our department is comprised of community-engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom.
Opportunities for hands-on experiences are also available through the department’s Wellness and Employment Lab (UNTWELL).
U.S. News ranked our master’s program as number twelve in the nation for best graduate rehabilitation counseling programs and number one in Texas.

What Can You Do With Combined Rehabilitation Studies and Rehabilitation Counseling Degrees?

Alumni of our rehabilitation counseling program may be seen building bridges to recovery and sustainable life in community rehabilitation centers, vocational rehabilitation agencies, Veterans Affairs offices, schools or in addiction clinics, building a bridge to recovery and a sustainable life. Graduates are eligible for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and state licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in multiple states.

Combined Rehabilitation Studies and Rehabilitation Counseling Degrees Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation (3 hrs)
Overview of the field of psychiatric rehabilitation for students who are interested in providing services to individuals with severe mental illnesses (psychiatric disabilities). Review of the principles and values of psychiatric rehabilitation, emphasizing consumer empowerment and recovery. Covers a brief history of the field, current practice models and identifying important issues facing the psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner today.
Alcohol, Drugs and Disability (3hrs)
Examines the biological, psychological and systemic nature of substance use and addiction, their overlap with other mental and physical disabilities, and relationship to the process of rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation Service Delivery Systems (3 hrs)
Reviews rehabilitation services within their organizational contexts. Examines service delivery models and dynamics, as well as their application through public and private resources. Includes review of program evaluation strategies, field visits and review of practicum application process.
Assessment in Rehabilitation (3 hrs)
Principles, techniques and procedures used in the assessment process in rehabilitation, including assessments related to identification of issues of addiction, vocational assessments and situational assessments.
Transition Issues in Rehabilitation (3 hrs)
Focus on examining challenges and issues facing young people with disabilities, their families and service providers. Topics include self-determination, family issues, post-school outcomes, and identifying transition services and strategies that facilitate an individual’s movement from school to work.
Disability Issues in Human Development (3 hrs)
Covers the effects of disability, chronic illness and addiction on the process of human growth and personality development across the lifespan. Focuses on rehabilitation counseling issues related to physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, sexual and moral/spiritual development in persons with disabilities and their families.

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