Rehabilitation Counseling and Sciences

UNC’s Rehabilitation Counseling and Sciences Program Area offers master's and doctoral degrees carefully designed to allow students to pursue careers in the field of rehabilitation.

Degree Options

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling

With required courses offered online and on weekends or evenings, along with practicum and internship opportunities and elective courses, this outstanding program offers distance students and full-time professionals the flexibility to participate in the master's program. This innovative class format creates an exciting blend of students working closely with faculty to explore the various opportunities in the field of rehabilitation. 

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Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences

The Ph.D. Degree provides you with the highest level of preparation as a Human Rehabilitation scholar. The program allows you the opportunity to focus on coursework that addresses the areas of university teaching, Human Rehabilitative Services research and Human Rehabilitative Services administration while also pursuing a collateral or concentration area of study that relates directly to your goals as a scholar in the field of Human Rehabilitative Services.

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Master's Program Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News & World Report ranked the Master’s Program in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado among the top 15 in the country. The Master's Program in Rehabilitation Counseling prepares professional counselors who become certified upon completing the two-year program. Employment of rehabilitation counselors is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, with the rehabilitation needs of groups such as veterans and people with disabilities. UNC's rehabilitation counselors have historically been avidly recruited regionally and nationally.

 


US Department of Ed Awards $938,705 Grant for UNC Rehabilitation Counseling Program

University of Northern Colorado Associate Professor Jill Bezyak received a five-year, $938,705 grant from the US Department of Education to increase the number of qualified vocational rehabilitation counselors who serve individuals with disabilities.

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