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Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling

The post-graduate advanced certificate in rehabilitation counseling is designed for current and aspiring rehabilitation counselors who intend to pursue the certified rehabilitation counselor credential, per Category 3 established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

The certificate requires 21 hours of post-graduate coursework in rehabilitation counseling.


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

  • Behavioral health
  • Behavioral science
  • Disability studies
  • Human relations
  • Human services
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social work
  • Special education
  • Vocational assessment/evaluation.

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation (RHAB 5700)
  • Rehabilitation in a Multicultural Society (RHAB 5710)
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Theories (RHAB 5720) or Rehabilitation Counseling Applications (RHAB 5721)
  • Rehabilitation Assessment (RHAB 5740)
  • Disability Aspects I (RHAB 5730)
  • Employment and Career Development (RHAB 5741)
  • Case Management and Rehabilitation Services (RHAB 5742)
  • Course substitution: Disability Issues in Human Development (RHAB 5715) may be substituted for RHAB 5720 if a counseling theories course has been taken as a part of their previous graduate degree. Other courses may be substituted with permission of the graduate advisor depending if taken a previous graduate degree(s).

Students must apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School and have transcripts of all academic work sent to UNT.

There is a one-time $75 application fee.

Students must also complete a program application and upload a resume and self-statement. However, certificate applicants do not need to send in letters of recommendation. Application deadline for Spring 2021 is November 1, 2020.