Rehabilitation Science


  • One of 10 undergraduate programs accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
  • Accredited from Fall semester 2012 through Summer 2020, with no  conditions or recommendations from CORE.
  • However, in July 2017, CORE merged with CACREP, leaving undergraduate rehabilitation programs without an accrediting body. 

Registry Status-Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • In July 2017, the ATU RS program earned Registry status with CACREP.
  • Highest status granted by CACREP at the undergraduate level. 


The creation of conditions that will allow ALL individuals equal access to goods and services, including access to highly trained personnel.  


  • The Rehabilitation Science Program is dedicated to nurturing the scholastic development, respect for diversity, ethical behavior, passion for advocacy, and professionalism of future rehabilitation practitioners.
  • The graduates from the Program will effectively serve the needs of the community, individuals with disabilities, and other human service populations. 


  • Prepares students for employment at the bachelor's degree level in a variety of fields. (See Program Planning Guide for more information).
  • Students complete 18 hours of course work in a Rehabilitation Science minor (Addictions, Aging, Child Welfare, Corrections, Social Services, Disability Studies, Recreational Services).
  • Students complete 420 hours of field work as part of the curriculum.
  • Curriculum also prepares students for graduate study in a variety of fields. 

Preparation for Graduate School

  • Rehabilitation Counseling, Community Agency Counseling, Social Work, Gerontology
  • Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Corrections, Disability Law
  • Upon completion of the degree and additional courses, students can also apply for graduate training in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and other allied health fields. 


  • Addictions Treatment Centers, Senior Citizen Facilities, Juvenile and Adult Probation
  • Division of Children and Family Services, Department of Human Services
  • Community Based Treatment Facilities, Rehabilitation Treatment Facilities (Children and Adults)

Child Welfare Partnership

The Rehabilitation Science program is part of a nine university Child Welfare Partnership that works with the Division of Children and Family Services to prepare students for employment as family services workers. For more information on the Child Welfare Partnership. click here.