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Rehabilitation Studies

The Thomas University undergraduate Rehabilitation Studies degree prepares students to provide services in public and private agencies to persons with various disabilities. This degree is offered entirely online, and courses are 8 weeks in length, allowing students the opportunity to balance earning their degree with their personal and professional obligations.

Graduates of this program will:

  • Demonstrate acquisition of knowledge that attitudes and environments cause functional limitations more frequently than an individual’s medical/physical condition.
  • Identify helping systems and professionals in local communities in the US and the world. Additionally, students will have the skills to identify resources and opportunities in any given catchment area.
  • Apply inclusion and integration principles to maximize individual strengths in their work with people with disabilities, and emphasize individual choice in the planning process.
  • Demonstrate and analyze communication skills necessary to develop, maintain, and discontinue helping relationships in ways that empower people with disabilities.
  • Build collaborative relationships and networks with significant others (including other professionals) as a key to effective rehabilitation.
  • Apply a working knowledge of history, pertinent legislation, current trends, and ways to successfully advocate for change. Students will be able to help consumers self-advocate and advocate with and on behalf of persons with disabilities.
  • Apply the tents of ethical professional practice.
  • Apply and evaluate theory to practice in the field of rehabilitation services.
  • Demonstrate the acquisition, utilization, and evaluation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to their area of concentration.

Program Director:  Dr. Jennifer Howell  229-226-1621

Completion of this program provides students with a strong foundation if they choose to continue in the TU Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling master’s degree program.



  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Oral Communication for Professionals
  • University Studies
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Science elective
  • Social Science Electives (2 classes)
  • Cultural Foundations electives (3 classes)
  • Creativity electives (2 classes)


  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Studies
  • Case Management & Community Resources
  • Ethical Practices in Rehabilitation
  • Theoretical Counseling Approaches to Rehabilitation
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Evidence-based Rehabilitation
  • Professional Communication in Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Development
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Medical & Health Issues in Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Research
  • Assistive Technology

Open Electives/Minor 15 credits

TOTAL CREDITS                              120 Credits

CIP Code 51.2310

+Related Minors


  • Crisis Intervention
  • Introduction to Substance Abuse
  • Treatment Models for Addictions
  • Pharmacology of Drug Abuse
  • Concurrent Disorders

Criminal Justice

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice electives (3 classes)

Five courses from the following:

  • Social Gerontology: Family and Care-giving Issues
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • Healthy Aging
  • Physiology of Aging
  • Psychology of Grief Counseling
  • Psychology of Aging


  • General Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology or Statistics electives (2 courses)

Social Work
15 credits (5 classes) in Social Work courses numbered 3000 or above.

Sports Studies
Five course from below:

  • Introduction to Sport Science
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sport Psychology
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Coaching Theories and Methods
  • Sociology of Sport>

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Rehabilitation services personnel assist clients in a variety of areas. They may assist in identifying and obtaining benefits as well as services in their communities and work in coordination with others to develop and conduct other services. They work in a variety of industries, including family services, government, residential facilities, and in relief services.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Students with no prior college credit, please provide an official high school transcript or GED. Students with prior college credit  must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

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Thomasville, GA 31792

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