About

We offer an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree with emphasis areas in addictions (which leads to licensure), deaf & hard of hearing, and a general rehabilitation track. We also offer a Master of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, which leads to becoming a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor or a Licensed Professional Counselor. Additionally, we offer a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling, which prepares graduates to become the next generation of college professors, researchers, and administrators. We currently have 27 full-time (tenured, tenure track and non-tenured clinical track) faculty teaching in the Program. The undergraduate Program was accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), 2013-2021 and is now recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) in the undergraduate registry. The Master's Program is also accredited by CORE until 2018. The School of Rehabilitation is currently ranked #15 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

The School of Rehabilitation Services & Counseling is located in a modern facility (Health Sciences & Health Services West building) featuring dedicated classrooms and a state of the art assessment lab. Currently, we also house the Addictions Resource Center. Students enrolled in the School are exposed to a rich cultural experience. Due to the proximity of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to the Texas-Mexico border (approximately 15 miles), most of the area residents are bilingual in English and Spanish. In fact, approximately 88% of the UTRGV student body self identifies as Mexican American.

The School sponsors active student undergraduate & graduate organizations: R.E.H.A.B. ClubAspiring Substance Abuse Professionals organizationR.E.H.A.B South ClubStudent Accessibility Council (SAC) at UTRGV and The Graduate Rehabilitation Counselors Association. The stated goals of these clubs are to increase awareness (of self and others) of people with disabilities and provide opportunities for community service while also having fun! Typical student activities include community projects, fund raising, disability awareness activities, and club sponsored field trips. Recent members have taken trips to Corpus Christi, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.

Please contact anyone within the School to discuss your career goals and how we can help you obtain them. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Counseling

The undergraduate Program was accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), 2013-2021 and is now recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) in the undergraduate registry.

The Master's Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) until September 2019. The Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling program was accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) 2011-2018. However, on July 1, 2017, CORE and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) merged. Therefore, our program became a Rehabilitation Counseling program accredited by CACREP. Our program is accredited by CACREP until September 2019 www.cacrep.org. As such, students who successfully complete the requirements of this program are immediately eligible to sit for the certifying exam as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

The Ph.D Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).