Why study rehabilitation and human services at UND?

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Rehabilitation and human services is an interdisciplinary major that draws from psychology, sociology, social work, nursing and other fields. In addition to core courses and classes in rehabilitation, research methodology and psychology, you'll choose a concentration in substance abuse, mental health, gerontology, developmental disabilities or other specializations.

  • The program is one of more than 25 approved undergraduate rehabilitation programs recognized by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, an international accrediting body.
  • You'll complete an internship in a professional rehabilitation agency that will enable you to apply theory to practice and integrate knowledge, values and skills.
  • Graduates of the addictions program are well positioned to obtain licensure in North Dakota and other states in sub­stance abuse counseling.

Rehabilitation and Human Services at UND

  • Classes are small — the average size for courses in the major is 15-20.

  • Become involved in UND's Rehab Club and participate in service opportunities and social networking with peers and professionals.

  • A combined program enables you to earn a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation and human services and a master's degree in counseling in approximately five years.

Rehabilitation and Human Services Careers 


Job growth outlook for substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors through 2026

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder and Mental Health Counselors


Projected job growth for rehabilitation counselors

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Rehabilitation Counselors

Social welfare policies have created demand for people to provide vocational services such as job seeking and skills training. Graduates of the program are in high demand and have landed such entry-level jobs as:

  • Rehabilitation case manager
  • Mental Health case manager
  • Vocational evaluator/job developer
  • Job coach
  • Developmental disabilities case manager
  • Vocational placement specialist
  • Supported employment specialist
  • Independent living specialist
  • Residential care coordinator
  • Employee assistance supervisor

Our graduates work in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospital-based rehabilitation units and psychiatric hospitals
  • Private and pub­lic vocational rehabilitation agencies
  • Community mental health centers
  • Chemical dependency programs
  • College disability support programs
  • Local, state and federal government agencies such as Veterans Affairs
  • Centers for communication disorders

Rehabilitation alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Development Homes, Inc.
  • Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC
  • Anne Carlsen Center
  • Askew Rehabilitation
  • Baxalta U.S., Inc.

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