Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Education and Counseling
The Rehabilitation Program was formally established in 1962 and endorsed by the Arizona Board of Regents as the only such program in the state of Arizona to meet rehabilitation education, research and service needs within Arizona and the nation. The program prepares professionals to address, in some capacity, the service needs of adult individuals with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Program offers undergraduate and graduate courses leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in rehabilitation.
To develop and offer rehabilitation education, research, and community services of excellence that will lead to leadership and practice that is in the forefront of the rehabilitation field. The Rehabilitation Specialty within the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies in the University of Arizona College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees preparing qualified rehabilitation professionals.
Rehabilitation counselors and others who wish to enhance their leadership, teaching and research skills often pursue the doctoral degree program. Applicants must meet all the academic requirements of the University of Arizona Graduate College and hold a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from a CORE-accredited program or have completed basic coursework in counseling theories, principles of rehabilitation, medical aspects of disability, psychosocial aspects of disability and a counseling practicum/internship. While guidelines regarding doctoral course requirements are provided, a doctoral sequence of study is uniquely developed to meet the goals and needs of an individual candidate.
The University of Arizona participates with universities in the United States, Mexico and Canada to study disability services and human resource development in North America through the exchange of faculty and undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. Rehabilitation faculty also work closely with rehabilitation providers on the Navajo Nation and sovereign nations within Arizona to create opportunities for students to learn diverse perspectives. For more information, see the Trilateral Consortium on Capacity Building in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (CCRDS).
Community Rehabilitation Program: Regional Continuing Education Program Region IX- As a subcontracting partner with San Diego State University, College of Education rehabilitation faculty develop and deliver continuing education programs targeting community rehabilitation program professionals and paraprofessionals throughout Arizona.