Undergraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Studies

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Undergraduate Academic Certificate in Rehabilitation Studies

Unlike other human service workers, rehabilitation studies graduates receive specialized instruction in the areas of disability and employment. The undergraduate academic certificate in rehabilitation studies provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in these areas for effective interaction with individuals with disabilities. This four-course certificate option addresses an unmet need in the local and regional job market for entry-level community rehabilitation providers to serve an increasing number of people with disabilities, particularly the elderly and individuals with developmental disabilities. Because this certificate is offered through distance learning, individuals with disabilities and current rehabilitation workers seeking higher education will also have greater access to the program.

Students who complete the certificate will possess entry-level job skills and exposure to core rehabilitation values. They will enter the field equipped with the competencies needed to provide quality rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. Rehabilitation professionals work in a variety of programs that serve individuals with disabilities, including community rehabilitation programs, addiction treatment programs, disability accommodation offices in schools and universities, centers for independent living, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, state schools, residential programs and probation and parole offices.

Benefits of this Program

This certificate (requiring 12 hours) is only open to those with a master's, specialist or doctoral degree in one of the following majors from an accredited institution:

  • Increase the supply of qualified personnel who can meet staffing needs of public and private agencies and facilities engaged in vocational and independent living services to persons with severe physical and/or mental disabilities.
  • Provide a comprehensive academic program that includes coursework addressing the unique and changing needs of programs providing services to persons with disabilities.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Earn this certificate online!
  • Affordable. A 3-hour course costs approximately $1,106.73 out of state.
  • Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. Working full time as an educator? Take 2 courses in fall and spring to receive the certificate in one year!.
  • Respected. Over 90% of UNT's Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation graduate students are employed within six months post-graduation.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • The undergraduate level certificates provide only the educational requirements deemed mandatory by state law for licensure. For more details on licensure, students should consult the Texas Department of Human Services directly at
  • The program consists of 12 undergraduate credit hours. Content for all four courses is delivered 100% online.

How does it work?

  • The program consists of 12 undergraduate credit hours. Content for all four courses is delivered 100% online.
  • Online course schedule rotates throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring with many courses offered each semester -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.
  • If you begin your journey during one semester you will be able to receive your certificate the next semester!


Program Contact

Disability & Addiction Rehabilitation
Chilton Hall, Suite 218
3410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76201 

Office: (940) 565-2488