2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Combined Rehabilitation Services, BS & Counseling, MS

Program Description:

The combined degree program rehabilitation services and counseling program trains graduates to work in human service agencies that serve people who have disabilities, are homeless, are involved in the court system, use assistive technology, and in a variety of  other circumstances. Some common entry points are in case management, employment services, assistive technologies, court systems, and social services. Curriculum flexibility attracts students who are interested in developing a program to reflect their special interests. The program allows twelve credit hours of “overlap” courses, where credit is given at both the undergraduate (UG) and graduate (GR) levels facilitating both the BS and MS.  Graduates from the Combined Rehabilitation Services, BS, and Counseling, MS, program will be eligible for National Certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and course work for Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board for Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

The National Certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor is accepted in all 50 states.

Admission requirements

Only exceptionally well-prepared students are admitted to the program. No earlier than the end of their sophomore year, students that wish to pursue a combined Rehabilitation Services BS and Counseling MS, with Rehabilitation focus, should complete an application that includes the signature of the undergraduate Rehabilitation services program director and director of the Counseling MS program. Students should then submit an application to the Wright State Graduate School for the combined degree program. Students admitted to a combined degree program will be admitted as provisional graduate students to the Graduate School, pending completion of the requirements for their bachelor’s degree. Students admitted into an approved combined degree program do not have to formally apply to the master’s program. If students have studies in progress at the time they apply to a combined degree program, any approval of the application is provisional and may be revoked if the student fails to meet all required standards at the end of the term. Students enrolled in this combined program must follow the guidelines of the Wright State policy 5330.1 Combined Degree Programs.

In addition to filling out the Wright State graduate school application, students must include a writing sample. Qualified applicants must have junior standing for the semester they start the combined degree program. The following requirements must be met:

  • 3.3 cumulative grade point average in all undergraduate work.
  • Undergraduate program director's approval for admission to the combined degree program and mandatory advising during each semester the student is taking graduate credit toward the bachelor’s degree.
  • Approval of the graduate program director.
  • Approval of the HS department chair.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes for the rehabilitation services, BS Program demonstration of Objectives.  Students will 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rehabilitation history, legislation, and philosophy; including the American Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Summarize the rehabilitation process.
  • Elaborate on the physical, psychological, social, and/or vocational problems encountered by people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrate communication techniques used to improve interpersonal effectiveness with clients/consumers, other professionals, peers, and supervisors.
  • Relate medical terminology and how it applies to rehabilitation.
  • Determine the impact of cognitive, developmental, and psychiatric disabilities and the impact upon physical, psychological, social and vocational activities of the whole client.
  • Summarize the value of occupational information to the rehabilitation process.
  • Interpret and read research data.
  • Exhibit various techniques for intake interviewing, casework recordings, and needs assessments
  • Categorize resources available to the rehabilitation process.
  • Relate confidentiality and the rehabilitation team process.
  • Define substance abuse and use according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
  • Explain the use of assistive technology and the independent living philosophy.

The graduates of the master’s degree (MS) program will be able to: student will :

  • Demonstrate the following skills 
    • Rapport • Active Listening • Emotional Intelligence • Case Conceptualization • Treatment Planning Incorporating Evidence Based Practice (EBP) • Intervention • Evaluation • Termination
  • Exhibit multicultural sensitivities.
  • Advocate for social justice, tolerance and recognition of sociopolitical barriers common in a diverse society.
  • Exhibit knowledge of ethical standards. 
  • Exhibit a professional identity.

For additional information:

You may also contact:

Ryan Taylor CRC, LPCC

Program Director 


Undergraduate Program Requirements

I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

IV. Psychology & Sociology Courses: 18 Hours

V. Electives: 10 Hours

VI. Double-Counted courses: 9 Hours

Total Hours: 120

Graduate Program Requirements

Total: 183 Hours