Rehabilitation professionals serve individuals who have physical, mental and emotional disabilities and help them become productive and active citizens. The demand for new professionals is rising every year. Rehabilitation professionals work in:
Many of our alumni hold executive positions with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities and the Texas Workforce Commission.
We combine a comprehensive classroom curriculum with extensive practical experience in community placements. This results in an in-depth and well-rounded education. Students also have the opportunity to pursue the major requirements for this degree fully online or on campus.
In addition to pursuing the Rehabilitation Studies major, you can pursue several specialized minors and academic certificates. The minors and certificates can prepare you for state licensing exams or be used for other personal or professional application. They are:
You'll learn from faculty members who have years of experience working as counselors for hospitals, mental health centers, state agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Our program supports the North Texas Rehabilitation Association and the Active Minds and Eagle Peer Recovery student organizations. They can help further develop your skills and provide vital professional experiences.
We also support the University of North Texas Collegiate Recovery Program, which uses existing resources to enhance opportunities for students recovering from substance use disorders, behavioral (process) addictions and mental health concerns.
The UNT SERVES! living-learning community brings together students committed to community engagement to enhance academic and social experiences.
Numerous scholarships are available to help you pursue your degree. These scholarships are awarded based on academic standing and need.
As a Rehabilitation Studies major, you will:
You'll complete 30 credit hours of rehabilitation studies and addictions courses with an opportunity to complete another 12 in a specialization or certificate program.
A one-semester, 200-hour minimum supervised internship in a human service agency also is required. You may select from a variety of programs and organizations to fulfill the internship.
The Career Center, Learning Center and our team of professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.