Department of Human Services

Rehabilitation Services Minor

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Why Choose Rehabilitation Services?

Looking for a minor? Adding a minor in rehabilitation services can exponentially assist you in preparing for and finding employment after graduation. 

Your coursework is relevant to working with all types of people in various capacities and includes case management, finding employment, and building active listening/communication skills. If your primary interest is social work, psychology, sociology, education, organizational leadership, nursing, criminology, business, or creative arts, you will obtain valuable information on how to work effectively with the public—specifically people with disabilities and other life-altering experiences (serving time in prison, domestic violence, homelessness, etc.). 

In addition, the 200-hour internship at the end of the minor allows you to practice your skills, build relevant work history for resumes, and network with potential employers. Please contact the director for more information on how a minor in rehabilitation services can enhance your current degree and employment opportunities. 

For admission to the program, you must have completed 24 quarter/18 semester credit hours and have earned a 2.35 GPA. You must earn a minimum C grade in each professional rehabilitation course requirement. You must complete a 200-clock-hour internship. Prerequisites for the internship include an overall 2.5 GPA and of all rehabilitation courses listed. 

Related Program

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services

Contact Information 
Ryan Taylor, MRC, CRC, LPC, Program Director
108 Allyn Hall
937-775-4846
ryan.taylor@wright.edu


Careers

Employment Options For the Rehabilitation Services Graduate

A degree in rehabilitation services can lead to a variety of careers that focus on serving communities and individuals. Below are examples of positions a rehabilitation services graduate may consider pursuing. According to bls.gov, employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 306,200 jobs.

  • Vocational evaluator
  • Geriatric rehabilitation specialist
  • Work adjustment specialist
  • Children's rehabilitation specialist
  • Substance abuse worker
  • Intake specialist
  • Case manager for the court system
  • Rehabilitation technician
  • Case manager for children's services
  • Disability services office technician
  • Case manager for persons with MR/DD
  • Supportive employment specialist
  • Case manager for persons with mental illness
  • Private practice rehabilitation
  • Specialist with people who are HIV positive or have AIDS
  • Independent living center employee
  • Group home/residential specialist
  • Suicide prevention specialist
  • Adoption worker
  • Human services worker
  • Job placement specialist
  • Worker with battered women
  • Job coach
  • Sheltered workshop employee
  • Habilitation specialist
  • Community awareness coordinator
  • Parole officer/probation officer
  • Workshop specialist
  • Worker with the homeless
  • Public relations specialist
  • Transition specialist
  • Grief specialist
  • Prosthetics designer
  • Rehabilitation technologist
  • Behavior management specialist
  • Human resources specialist
  • Supportive services specialist
  • Assistive technology specialist
  • Disability services specialist
  • CASA case manager
  • Case services specialist
  • Victim advocate
  • Opportunity to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor assistant

Academics and Curriculum

View Minor in Rehabilitation Services program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategies in the Academic Catalog.

Rehabilitation Services Student Handbook (PDF)


Admission

Admission Requirements

  • 18 semester credit hours of college coursework
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.35

Admission Process

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Current Wright State Students in Other Colleges 

Submit Major/Minor Change Request form online in WINGS Express. (Select the "Registration and Records" menu and then the "Major/Minor Change Request" option.)


Professional Opportunities

Your college career is the time to begin developing professional relationships you will use to begin your chosen career upon graduation from college. A wide array of opportunities are available. It may be difficult to participate in all activities, maintain good grades, and prepare for the future; however, it is important to begin the process and develop several nurturing relationships that can be expanded and developed as your career begins.

National Organizations

  • The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is the professional organization that represents rehabilitation professionals. When you join NRA, you automatically become a member of the state chapter of NRA in the state that the person resides. In Ohio, you become a member of the Ohio Rehabilitation Association (ORA). Additionally, you automatically will become a member of the regional chapter in your state.
  • The National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA) is a professional organization that represents rehabilitation counselors. It is an independent rehabilitation association that publishes a peer-reviewed journal four times per year and focuses on issues that relate to the field of rehabilitation counseling.
  • The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). You must join the American Counseling Association to join ARCA.
  • The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) is the premier global association for professionals involved in private rehabilitation

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