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Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Programs

The 51 credit MSED in Rehabilitation Counseling, 60 credit MSED in Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health, and advanced certificate and professional diploma programs 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. These behavioral health programs include specialty courses by which students prepare for working in mental health and other specialized settings.

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 56 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. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there is a growing demand for Rehabilitation Counselors. The BLS estimates a 13% increase in employment for rehabilitation counselors from 2016-2026 – faster than the national average for all occupations, and O*Net lists employment for Rehabilitation Counselors as having a Bright Outlook

A Rewarding Career

  • Gain a profound sense of satisfaction in making an impact on the quality of many lives, including your own!
  • Empower others to achieve their potential!
  • Work in a creative, compelling, professional environment infused with passion, idealism, and realism!
  • Enjoy a career that offers unlimited growth potential!
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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.


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