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Master of Arts in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling

Post-Master’s Certificate

The certificate program is a 24 semester-hour graduate certificate program primarily directed at making employed/experienced rehabilitation counselors and other rehabilitation professionals eligible for national certification (CRC). The program is recognized by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) as a provider of content that meets certification eligibility requirements. The program will also accommodate those with a Master’s degree, who have other professional goals (e.g., LPC licensure). The Certificate is offered online and admits both full- and part-time students.

The curriculum has two components:

  1. Counseling
  2. Rehabilitation

Advanced Standing

At least 15 semester hours of this Graduate Certificate program must be taken at UALR. Students may be granted Advanced Standing credit of up to nine hours, for graduate coursework from other accredited colleges or institutions.

Curriculum Outline

The curriculum for the Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate is as follows:

I. Counseling (6 hours)

CNSL 7301 Counseling Theories and Applications
CNSL 7308 Cross Cultural Counseling

II. Rehabilitation (18 hours)

COUN 7360 Rehabilitation Foundations
COUN 7361 Medical Aspects of Disability
COUN 7362 Psychological Aspects of Disability
COUN 7363 Career Counseling/Placement
COUN 7364 Rehabilitation Case Management
COUN 7367 Assessment in Rehabilitation

OR other approved course substitutions

Total Program Requirements for Certificate - 24 hours

Program Rationale

The Graduate Certificate Program will allow counselors to submit the body of academic work required to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. Each course required to earn the certificate is also part of the program’s Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited Master of Rehabilitation Counseling curriculum, and each course has been accepted in the past by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) as counting toward fulfilling their Eligibility Requirements.

NOTE: In addition to the academic coursework, CRCC requires appropriate work experience in order to qualify to sit for the national examination. More information is available on the CRCC website ( CRCC will make the final determination on eligibility status.

Accreditation Status
The Master of Arts in Counseling with emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling program at UALR is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

For further information contact:
Department of Counseling, Adult and Rehabilitation Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204

Updated 10.25.2013