Are you interested in making a difference in people’s lives?
Do you want a career that provides new experiences each day? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Studies at the University of North Texas. Our bachelor’s degree program combines classroom curriculum with practical experience in community service and involvement, guiding students to a fulfilling career in the vast field of rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation professionals serve individuals who have physical, mental and emotional disabilities and help them become productive and active citizens. The demand for new professionals is rising every year.
UNT also offers a Certificate and a Minor in Rehabilitation Studies.
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
While many college graduates today are facing difficulties with employment, there is a rise in need for rehabilitation professionals. In fact, many alumni of the rehabilitation studies program hold executive positions with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities and the Texas Workforce Commission. The field of rehabilitation offers a large variety of career options. Rehabilitation professionals may work in:
- Addiction treatment centers
- Disability accommodation programs at schools and universities
- Hospitals and clinics, treating individuals with head injuries
- Independent living and community programs
- Insurance companies
- Mental health centers
- State and federal rehabilitation programs
- Probation and parole offices
- Veteran affairs centers
Scholarships & more
The Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services in the College of Health and Public Service offers thousands in scholarships to students each year, including:
- Ft. Worth Area Texas Rehabilitation Assocation Scholarship
- Ken Miner Scholarship
- Dan Minahan Memorial Scholarship
Bradley McDaniels, PhD, CRC
Graduate students are advised by department faculty. Program Coordinator Bradley McDaniels, PhD, CRC can help connect you with potential faculty advisors based on your unique interests.
Undergrad students are advised by department faculty or advisors. Advisor Azzama Alia can help connect you with potential faculty advisors based on your unique interests.
Rehabilitation and Health Services
the RHS mission is to 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.
Our department is comprised of community engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom.