College of Education

Rehabilitation Counseling - (Graduate Certificate)

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The graduate certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling will be housed in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling but it is intended to be multidisciplinary and open to students with a graduate degree in any of the following majors: behavioral health, behavioral science, disability studies, human relations, human services, marriage and family therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, psychometrics, rehabilitation, social work, special education, or vocational assessment/evaluation. The certificate includes an integrated program of study which includes six required core courses (18 semester hours). All courses are available online.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate are the same as for the Master’s Program in Rehabilitation Counseling.  In addition, the applicant must possess a Master’s, Specialist, or Doctoral Degree in one of the following majors with a minimum overall graduate GPA of 3.0:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Behavioral Science
  • Disability Studies
  • Human Relations
  • Human Services
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Vocational Assessment/Evaluation

Curriculum Requirements

Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Certificate Required Courses

Students will be required to take 21 credit hours (12 credit hours in one semester and 9 credit hours in the second semester) in the competency domains outlined below. The competency domains and the core courses that will fulfill the domains are:

  Required Course(s) Competency Domain
RC 650
RC 660
Rehabilitation Counseling Theories and Techniques I, or
Rehabilitation Counseling Theories and Techniques II
Theories and Techniques of Counseling
RC 520 Principles of Rehabilitation Counseling Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling
RC 620 Vocational Evaluation Assessment
RC 630 Placement Services and Techniques Occupational Information or Job Placement
RC 515


RC 516

Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability I, or
Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability II
Medical or Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Disability
RC 610 Case Management in Rehabilitation Counseling Community Resources or Delivery of Rehabilitation Services
RC 530 Cultural Diversity Psychosocial aspects of disability and cultural diversity

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer

Mary Richardson

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