Salve Regina's graduate program in rehabilitation counseling produces skilled professionals to help people with disabilities - including behavioral, developmental and physical - achieve job placement, independent living and inclusion in society. Our program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education.
In keeping with the University's mission, our rigorous program develops rehabilitation counselors who not only understand the full range of disabilities and their implications for living and working, but also work to promote equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Through a combination of coursework and fieldwork, our curriculum provides students with the technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for effective case management and disability management. In small classes taught by our accessible faculty, students examine topics ranging from human growth and development to employment and career development. We work closely with students to secure internship placements in such organizations as the Office of Rehabilitation Services in Providence and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, where they gain valuable hands-on experience.
Upon completion of this program, our graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including state rehabilitation agencies, hospitals, substance abuse programs and mental health clinics. With appropriate supervised experience, they are eligible to sit for the national exam in rehabilitation counseling, which certifies them as a rehabilitation counselor. We offer students an option to continue their graduate studies in order to obtain licensure as a mental health counselor.
With courses available at our Newport campus, our Center for Adult Education in Warwick and online, our program offers working students a flexible schedule and an opportunity to accelerate the completion of their degree.