The University of North Texas (UNT) Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program is ranked #1 in Texas and #13 nationally. It is delivered in both a distance learning and face-to-face format, and focuses on diversity, not just of students and faculty, but of ideas. Students learn from national and international experts in the field.
Rehabilitation Counselors are the only professional counselors educated and trained specifically to serve individuals with disabilities. Rehabilitation counselors assist individuals with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals. Rehabilitation counselors engage in a counseling process which includes communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self-advocacy, psychological, vocational, social, and behavioral interventions [Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), 2011].
Graduates of our Rehabilitation Counseling program are employed in various rehabilitation, substance abuse, mental health and health care settings, such as the Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services, Veterans Affairs as well as hospitals, insurance companies, university and school settings, community programs, non-profit agencies, independant living centers and many other settings that serve individuals who have a disability. For more information about careers as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) click here. (CRC Brochure)
The UNT Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program is nationally accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for national certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), as well as licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) by the State of Texas.
Our Graduate Student Handbook provides information regarding the history of our department, an in depth description of the graduate program, course sequencing recommendations, financial aid information, and information for national certification by the CRCC, and licensure by the Texas Department of State Health Services Professional Licensing & Certification Unit.