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Rehabilitation Counseling

About the Program

***We are excited to announce two NEW 16-credit online certificate programs in Transition Services and Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Significant Disabilities.  The Certificate for Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Significant Disabilites is NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2017.  The Transition Services certificate will begin in the Fall of 2018.***

Our Rehabilitation Counseling Program is ranked #10 in the country by the US News & World Report  and is the highest ranked of any program at USU.

The master's program is 52 semester hours, including a practicum and internship. The average student will take 2.6 years to complete the program.  While the majority of coursework can be completed via distance, distance education students are required to attend two one-week summer courses on the USU campus in Logan, Utah. Students may begin the program any semester.  Student can choose to complete an MRC with a transition concentration. 

For those individuals currently working as rehabilitation counselors, the program provides a means of upgrading their education (CRCC Category R and Category D). Rehabilitation counselors who have a master's degree in a related field may take specific courses in order to become eligible to take the CRC exam. These non-degree seeking students may register for courses on a space-available basis. The CRC professional certification is a legal requirement in some agencies and is becoming the professional standard for hiring and promotion.

Certificate programs in Transition Services (16 credits) and Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Significant Disabilites (16 credits) are offered. 

Our mission

is to promote quality rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilites through the education of rehabilitation professionals, provision of rehabilitation contining education, and through research related to rehabilitation.

Our objectives include:

  • Preparation of master's level rehabilitation counselors
  • Promotion of the Code of Professional Ethics
  • Advancement of the basic philosophical tenets of rehabilitation, including the value and worth of all individuals, a belief in human dignity, and the right of all persons to fully participate in society.