Rehabilitation studies - BS (Online)
The Thomas University undergraduate Rehabilitation Studies degree prepares students to provide rehabilitation services in public and private agencies to persons with various disabilities. This undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Studies is fully online, and will also prepare students to attain Advanced Standing status in the TU Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s program.
This is a fully online program with no geographic restrictions. Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Studies are in high demand. In the rehabilitation field the DOT and the O*NET are the standard used to project future employment. These sources indicate the employment needs for the next eight years for entry-level rehabilitation technicians nationwide have an average growth rate of 20 – 28% with projected job openings nationally of 189,100.
Expected job growth over the next 8 years
|Alabama||22% Projected Job Growth|
|Colorado||25% Projected Job Growth|
|Florida||12% Projected Job Growth|
|Georgia||40% Projected Job Growth|
|Mississippi||21% Projected Job Growth|
|South Carolina||11% Projected Job Growth|
Options for a Concentration of Study:
School to Work Transitions – This concentration prepares graduates to help people access the workforce once the person with a disability leaves their school setting. Persons completing this concentration will be able to work in a variety of settings and in jobs such as case managers, case coordinators, job coaches, and/or direct care.
Addictions – This concentration prepares graduates to work with people who are struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. Students completing this concentration can take the state examination for an Associate Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor after graduation.
Gerontology – This concentration prepares graduates to work in agencies that have focus on people who are in their older adult years. It is estimated that by 2025, one fourth of the population in the U.S. and Canada will be over 65 years old. Graduates will understand the issues related to the changing roles and responsibilities of older adults and have increased skills to work with the elderly population. Students will be able to earn a certificate in Gerontology.
Criminal justice – This concentration will provide graduates with skills in both rehabilitation and criminal justice and they will be able to pursue jobs as probation officers, in security, as guardian ad litems, and with social services agencies.