University of South Florida
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling - Certificate
Graduate Certificate in Addictions & Substance Abuse Counseling; Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Health Counseling; Graduate Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy; Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Technology
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is an interdisciplinary field and, as such, draws from many related areas. For example, included in this interdisciplinary program is information drawn from psychology, education, behavioral sciences, biological sciences, philosophy, engineering, and law. As an interdisciplinary field, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling attracts faculty members from a full range of disciplines and related programs as they enhance diversity of thought and add richness to the academic and research needs of the department.
The mission of the Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is to promote quality services for individuals with differences in abilities and to help the state meet its human service needs in the areas of rehabilitation and mental health through teaching, research and service.
Students in the non-thesis program must complete a minimum of 60 hours in the Post-Baccalaureate Program (REH) and 150 hours in the Five-Year Program (REF). Electives may be taken from Department offerings or from offerings outside the Department with the consent of the student's advisor. In addition to the 54 hours of required courses, REF students must have a minimum of 10 elective hours at or above the 4000 level.
All students are initially admitted to the non-thesis program. Admitted students may subsequently apply to the faculty for a thesis program. Students in a thesis program must complete a minimum of 60 hours in the Post-Baccalaureate Program (54-hour core curriculum plus a minimum of three hours of RCS 6970), and no less than 150 hours in the Five-Year Program (including 54-hour core curriculum plus three hours of RCS 6970). Additional hours to complete the minimum of 150 hours for students in the Five-Year Program may be elected from other Department offerings or from related programs with the consent of the advisor. An oral defense of the thesis is required.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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