Rehabilitation and Human Services / CounselingRehabilitation and Human Services B.S. / Counseling M.A.
Combine your passion for helping people with disabilities with a solid foundation
in psychological counseling skills.
Our program is among North Dakota’s best counseling degrees. UND’s Combined Program
in Rehabilitation and Human Services and Counseling allows you to earn a B.S. and
an M.A. in just five years, putting you on the fast track to a fulfilling career.
Combined (Major and Master's)
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Why study rehabilitation and human services and counseling at UND?
As people with disabilities engage more actively in community life, the demand for
well-prepared rehabilitation professionals will grow. A bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation
and Human Services combined with a master's degree in Counseling will set you apart
in an expanding job market.
UND's combined program leads to a B.S. in Rehabilitation and Human Services (or a
minor in RHS with a related-field major) and an M.A. in Counseling in just five years
— saving you a full year of time and tuition.
In the first three years of the program, you'll prepare to work with individuals across
the lifespan with all kinds of disabilities. Once you've completed 95 undergraduate
credits, you can start building the skills of a professional counselor through graduate
coursework in counseling.
You'll graduate from college with two degrees, ready to thrive in a rewarding career.
How does a combined rehabilitation and human services/counseling degree work?
If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, apply to UND and your program. As a current student, connect with your advisor to make sure you
stay on track for the combined or accelerated program. During your junior year, you
can officiallyapply to the School of Graduate Studies. Complete the required courses, and you'll earn both your undergraduate and graduate
degree at the same time.
Rehabilitation and Human Services B.S. and Counseling M.S. at UND
Conduct in-depth research in a topic of particular interest.
Join the Rehab Club to explore your interests with your classmates.
Gain real-world experience in an internship with a local agency.
Rehabilitation Human Services and Counseling Careers
Median annual salary for social and community service managers
You'll graduate with the skills to provide effective rehabilitation services to individuals
with a wide range of psychological or physical disabilities. UND graduates find work
in a variety of settings, including:
College disability support programs
Our graduates also work as agency directors, vocational rehabilitation consultants,
rehabilitation forensics specialists and much more
Rehabilitation Human Services and Counseling Courses You Could Take
RHS 200. Helping Skills in Community Services. 3 Credits.
This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills associated with the helping process, including interviewing skills, as practiced in a variety of community services settings. A special focus will be on the problem-solving process and interaction skills used in direct service activities with individuals. Helping skills require a knowledge of interpersonal relationships and the effective use of interpersonal behaviors. This combination of knowledge and skills will benefit any individual wanting to increase effectiveness when working with people. F,S,SS.
RHS 250. Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation. 3 Credits.
This course introduces students to the profession of rehabilitation and examines how persons with disabilities are treated in our society. Topics include: community and national rehabilitation agencies, political and social influences on rehabilitation programs, conceptualization of disability, attitude development and change, building accessible and inclusive communities, and transforming the media. Opportunities for involvement with agencies providing rehabilitation services will be provided. S,SS.
RHS 350. Overview of Disabilities. 3 Credits.
This course provides an overview of physical and mental disabilities for rehabilitation professionals, including the medical, psychological, social, and vocational aspects of specific disabilities. Medical terminology, etiology, treatment, interventions, and prognosis of various disabilities will be presented. Prerequisite: RHS 250 or consent of instructor. F.
RHS 375. Community Living Topics. 3 Credits.
This course provides an introduction to independent living for special populations, such as individuals with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, or serious emotional disturbances. Topics include community-based programming, the deinstitutionalization movement, legislative issues, and the concepts of integration, inclusion, and normalization. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. Repeatable to 6 credits. F,S,SS.
COUN 529. Dynamics of Addiction. 3 Credits.
The course emphasizes the addiction and recovery process including vulnerability factors, diagnosis and treatment, and relapse prevention of addiction disorders for individuals and families. Shared characteristics of behavioral and chemical addictions, addiction theory, research, and policy will be addressed.
COUN 530. Theories of Counseling, Personality and Development. 3 Credits.
Study and analysis of counseling interventions based on different theoretical models, emphasizing personality and human development. Course involves viewing videotapes of simulated or actual counseling sessions, role-play demonstrations, and role played practice of various theoretically based counseling interventions.
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