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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rehabilitation and Career Counseling, MS

Program Coordinator: Susan Sherman (4425-F Health Sciences Building; 252-744-6294;

The master of science in rehabilitation and career counseling is a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited program. Through a comprehensive and unique counseling process, rehabilitation counselors help individuals with disabilities set and achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals. Rehabilitation counselors are the bridge between the person with a disability and self-sufficiency, helping individuals to live on their own, which typically includes securing, or returning to, productive, meaningful work.  Rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of setting including business/industry, state/federal agencies, insurance companies, hospitals, universities and K-12 schools, among other practice settings.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the certified rehabilitation counselor certificate (CRC) and for licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in North Carolina after two years of post-master’s degree, supervised counseling experience.

The program requires 62 s.h. as follows:


*The internship (ADRE 6991) must be repeated for a minimum of 12 s.h.

Personal Experiential Counseling Requirements

Students in the substance abuse and clinical counseling and rehabilitation counseling programs are required to participate in personal counseling and experiential activities. These include participation in a small personal growth group, a group counseling course, counseling pre-practicum and practicum courses, and an option of individual personal counseling by the student counseling center or from another mental health professional to meet part of an optional requirement in the counseling practicum course. All of these personal counseling experiences are oriented toward increasing personal and interpersonal growth of the student in order to become a competent professional clinical counselor.