Rehabilitation Services

Degree Type

Bachelor of Science


Learn the skills to help people out of the worst of what they’re going through and find fulfillment in the process.


None of us are born with all the skills we need to successfully thrive in life. It’s through our experiences that we learn to communicate, collaborate, problem-solve, and interact with our environments. For people with temporary or permanent impairments, disabilities, or conditions, learning the skills needed to thrive may feel challenging. Rehabilitation services is an aspect of human services focused on providing services designed to help these individuals maintain or improve quality of life.

With the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and legislation on independent living rehabilitation, the need for trained rehabilitation professionals is more pressing than ever.

You can choose to major or minor in Rehabilitation Services.

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The Coppin State University Academic Catalog has a wide variety of skill-building courses designed to inspire and prepare you to be in-demand professionals and transformational leaders.

The Skills to Empower Others

Through our program, we empower students to provide rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities, impairments, addictions, as well as other medical and psychiatric conditions. With the creation and amendment of laws regarding independent living rehabilitation and disability, there is an ever-increasing need for trained professionals.

Our particular focus is to strengthen diverse representation in the industry by preparing underrepresented populations to work knowledgeably in various independent, private, and public rehabilitation settings. We encourage any interested students to reach out to a faculty advisor to learn more about the program.

Our Purpose

The faculty created this program to address several local and national healthcare needs. Through the curriculum we work to:

  • Meet local and national needs for entry level rehabilitation personnel
  • Provide a training program for underrepresented minorities to enhance and apply industry skills
  • Prepare competent and professional rehabilitation professionals to work in a variety of settings including but not limited to independent living rehabilitation agencies, as well as nonprofit and private sector organizations

Program Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services, students must complete 120 credit hours. These credit hours split among General Education Requirements (GERs), core courses, as well as electives.

Required Core Courses (49 credits)

Course Credits Name
REHB 201 3 Introduction to Rehabilitation Services
REHB 301 3 Health and Medical Information
REHB 302 3 Theories of Counseling 
REHB 303 3 Case Recording and Case Management
REHB 305 3 Vocational Development and Employment
PSYC 207 3 Basic Statistics in Behavioral Science*
PSYC 306 3 Personality***
PSYC 341 3 Psychological Assessments and Evaluation**
PSYC 351 4 Counseling Techniques**
REHB 401  3 Field Work in Rehabilitation Services I****
REHB 402 3 Field Work in Rehabilitation Services II*****
PSYC 411 3 Abnormal Psychology**
PSYC 233 3 Physical and Psychological Aspects of Substance Abuse
PSYC 347 3 Alcoholism in the Inner City**
REHB 405 3 Multicultural Approaches to Rehabilitation
REHB 406 3 Seminar in Rehabilitation

*PSYC 207 requires one of the following prerequisite courses: MATH 110 – College Algebra or MATH 125: Mathematics for Liberal Arts

**PSYC 343 requires PSYC 207 as a prerequisite

Remember! You must complete all major and prerequisite requirements with a grade of C or better.

Fieldwork Requirement

The field work experience complements academic coursework and allows students to apply theory to practice by earning clinically supervised hours in therapeutic settings. This internship component consists of 6 credits across 2 courses:

  • REHB 401, Field Work in Rehabilitation Services I
  • REHB 402, Field Work in Rehabilitation Services II

Students must have earned at least 150 clock hours of supervised clinical experience in a rehabilitation setting to successfully complete each of the internship courses.

Related Rehabilitation Programs

Rehabilitation Services


Rehabilitation Counseling


Rehabilitation Services is in the Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Behavioral Health in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.