Department of
Counselor Education


Rehabilitation & Disability Studies Program


Program Overview

The Rehabilitation & Disability Studies program offers students a comprehensive yet practical foundation of principles, strategies, and experiences to facilitate employability in the broad fields of rehabilitation and human services. The program provides undergraduate training in rehabilitation and disability studies for those students who plan either to enter the work force upon graduation or do graduate work in counseling.


Mission and Objectives

The mission of the RDS program is to prepare undergraduate rehabilitation professionals to work in a variety of human service settings that provide support services to and with individuals with disabilities. Frequently, these settings focus on supporting individuals obtain employment, participate in the community, and develop as much independence/inter-dependence as possible.

The primary objectives of the rehabilitation studies program are:

  • to prepare students to assume positions as rehabilitation, disability, and addiction specialists in a variety of human service settings; and
  • to prepare students to enter graduate study in Rehabilitation Counseling and related professional service fields.


Admission Requirements

Individuals wishing to major or minor in Rehabilitation & Disability Studies must meet the following conditions prior to being accepted in the program:

  1. have completed a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours;
  2. earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale);
  3. complete either RE 290 Introduction to Rehabilitation Programs (3 hrs) or RE 291 Survey of Disabling Conditions (3 hrs) with a grade of B or better; and
  4. complete an application to the program and return it to the Department of Counselor Education.


Contact Us

For more information, please call 620-341-5220 or email