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These graduate programs and courses are offered by the Long Island, New York campus of Hofstra University.

A rehabilitation counselor is a counselor who possesses the specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to collaborate in a professional relationship with persons with disabilities to achieve their personal, social, and psychological independence.  The programs include specialty courses by which students prepare for working in mental health and other specialized settings.

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The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health (MSED) and the Rehabilitation Counseling (MSED) programs at Hofstra University.

A Growing Profession

The consumer demand for rehabilitation services is enormous and continues to grow at a rapid rate.  It is estimated that more than 43 million Americans have disabilities that restrict them from one or more life activities and prevent them from obtaining or maintaining a job.  Of those with disabilities, many are interested in working and achieving independence.  More qualified rehabilitation counselors are needed because of the demand for rehabilitation services throughout the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that employment of Rehabilitation Counselors is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations in coming years.

A Rewarding Career


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