Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies
The demand for professionals assisting individuals with disabilities is rising each year. Our bachelor’s degree program in rehabilitation studies combines a classroom curriculum with practical experience in community services and involvement, guiding students to a fulfilling career in the vast field of rehabilitation.
Benefits of this Program
- Students can receive a specialization or certificate by completing just 12 more hours.
- There is a rising need for rehabilitation professionals -- the field offers a large variety of career options.
Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?
Our online program is the solution.
- Convenient. Earn a Bachelors' Degree in less time by utilizing online courses.
- Affordable. A 3-hour course costs approximately $1,200.
- Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
- Adaptable. Working full time? Online courses could be the answer!
- Respected. Many alumni hold executive positions with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.
How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:
- If you are a flexible, compassionate student, eager to serve others through empowerment, the rehabilitation studies program could be your perfect fit.
Students enrolled in the rehabilitation studies program must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.3 and complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of rehabilitation studies courses. Students are given the opportunity to complete another 12 credit hours in a specialization or certificate program and have the flexibility to add a related minor to their degree plan. Additionally, students are required to complete:
- 120 college credit hours
- 42 hours of general academics
- 48 hours of general electives
- A minimum of 42 hours of advanced credit
- One-semester practicum
How does it work?
- INSIDE THE CLASSROOM: Students involved in the undergraduate program explore the social, psychological and physical impact of disabilities. With small classes taught by an experienced, diverse faculty, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the human service delivery system, gaining skills in advocacy, case management, interpersonal communication, intervention techniques, and problem-solving. However, the field of rehabilitation cannot be taught in a classroom alone.
- OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM: Throughout the course of the program, students gain invaluable real-world experience. Students participate in the department’s services, such as UNT WELL, which integrates service learning through an on-campus wellness and employment learning laboratory (WELL). Students who participate in the services of UNT WELL are given the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research regarding evidence-based practices in disability and addiction rehabilitation. Our many outreach services are a vital aspect of the curriculum and overall foundation of the department. For more information on the community services our department is involved in, take a look at our programs and services page. For maximized experience and preparedness for the rehabilitation profession, students also complete a one-semester practicum in a human service agency. Students may select from a variety of programs and organizations to complete this 200-hour supervised practicum.
- 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.