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We Must Stand Together
The Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services has a core mission focused on preparing interdisciplinary professionals and leaders who will advance equity and optimize quality-of-life outcomes in diverse communities worldwide. As counseling and health services professionals we are acutely aware of the psychological, emotional, physical and economic impact of racism and discrimination. We recognize the pain, anger and sadness members of our department and University community are experiencing due to recent events. As professionals with a keen eye on social justice, we condemn the violence against members of our Black community and stand with Black Lives Matter and others in demanding justice. We see you, stand with you, and are here to support you. We invite you to join President Smatresk for a Black Lives Matter Town Hall for students on June 5th, from 2 -3:30 and for faculty and staff on June 8th, from 2 – 3:30.
The HPS Dean’s Office and all departments will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays beginning the week of July 6. HPS Advising will be providing in-person services on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting the week of July 6 by appointment only. To schedule an appointment visit appointments.unt.edu.

Our Mission

Preparing interdisciplinary professionals and leaders who will advance equity and optimize quality-of-life outcomes in diverse communities worldwide.

Our Vision

Fostering positive health outcomes across the lifespan to ensure equity for vulnerable (marginalized; culturally diverse) populations.

What We Do

Our department is comprised of community-engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom. Faculty with expertise in applied gerontology, health services, rehabilitation counseling, substance use and behavioral health concerns prepare students for a career making a positive change in the lives of others. We offer a progressive undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Studies with optional minors in Applied Gerontology or Addiction as well as a robust new Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. We also offer a nationally-ranked Masters of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Masters in Health Services Administration. We house an innovative interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Health Services Research with concentrations in Applied Gerontology, Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, Behavior Analysis and Rehabilitation Science. 

         We will prepare professionals to enhance the lives of diverse populations including the aging population, individuals with disabilities, substance use disorders and/or chronic health concerns through training in advanced research, education and service delivery, or clinical practice.

Alumni of our programs become researchers, educators, administrators and clinicians. If you are looking for a rewarding career empowering individuals in community-based, public or private settings, we have the program for you! 


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Anyone Can Minor

Disability and addiction rehabilitation issues pertain to a vast number of careers beyond rehabilitation counseling. Students at the University of North Texas have the opportunity to receive their minor in rehabilitation studies or substance use treatment to enhance their major.

Anyone Can Minor

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We offer certificates in substance use disorder treatment, rehabilitation studies and rehabilitation counseling for all students within the University of North Texas. Employment Opportunities Over 90% of our graduate students are employed within six months post-graduation. (See Job Listings)

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Programs & Services

Our academic programs are tightly intertwined with community services that provide real assistance to individuals with disabilities and substance use disorders

Programs & Services

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