Department of Human Services

Rehabilitation Services Minor

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Why Choose the Rehabilitation Services Program?

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

Coursework relevant to working with all types of people in various capacities includes case management, finding employment, and building active listening/communication skills. Students in social work, psychology, sociology, education, organizational leadership, nursing, criminology, business, any creative arts program, and more will obtain valuable information on how to work effective with the public, more 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 students to practice their 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, students must have completed 24 quarter/18 semester credit hours and have earned a 2.35 GPA. Students must earn a minimum C grade in each professional rehabilitation course requirement. All students 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

Dr. Gina Oswald
108R Allyn Hall
(937) 775-3270
gina.oswald@wright.edu


Academics and Curriculum


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.)


Careers

Employment Options For the Rehabilitation Services Graduate

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics performance activities in the human resources area for industries with the highest published employment and wages includes employment specialist who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

Vocational Rehabilitation Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • 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 or have AIDS
  • Independent Living Center Employee
  • Group Home/Residential Specialist
  • Suicide Prevention Specialist
  • Adoption Worker
  • Human Services Worker
  • Job Placement Specialist
  • Worker With Women Who Are Battered
  • Job Coach
  • Sheltered Workshop Employee
  • Habilitation Specialist
  • Community Awareness Coordinator
  • Parole Officer/Probation Officer
  • Workshop Specialist
  • Worker with People Who are 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

Professional Opportunties

Your college career is the time to begin developing professional relationships that 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 a person joins NRA, the person automatically becomes 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.

Wright State Student Organization

The Rehabilitation Services Organization (RSO) at Wright State University prepares rehabilitation service and counseling students with experiences that will enable them to meet and network with professionals working in the field of rehabilitation. The WSU Rehabilitation Services Organization provides students with the opportunity to assume leadership roles and become involved in their profession. RSO is affiliated with the Ohio Rehabilitation Association (ORA), which is a chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA). Board members must be NRA members; however other student members of other professional organization may join RSO.