Founded in 1955, the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling serves as a national leader in the professional preparation of certified rehabilitation and licensed professional counselors, who exercise skill and competence on a high ethical level and with personal integrity.
The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The department enjoys solid relationships with many community organizations that serve as excellent sites for clinical training. Our experienced faculty members, accomplished in rehabilitation endeavors, are committed to the development of their students’ skills as well as the lifelong enhancement of their own.
Program Outcome Data
Core program data:
Fall 2020 98
- Student Retention Rate (Fall 2019 - Summer 2020)
- Average Time to Complete Program
Full Time 2 years or less (12 credits per semester, including 6 credits summer)
Part Time 4 years or less (6 credits per semester, including 3 credits summer)
- Employment Rate of Graduates within the first 6 months following Graduation
- Eligibility for Licensure by Program Graduates
Students are eligible to sit for the CRC examination
Students are eligible for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in Virginia (following residency)
- Employment Settings
Graduates work across many employment settings to include:
Business and Industry Colleges & Universities Community Rehabilitation Programs Corrections Facilities Independent Living Facilities K-12 Schools Mental Health Centers Private Rehabilitation Companies Private Practice/Self-Employed State Rehabilitation Agencies Veterans Health Administration Worker's Compensation Agencies
- Passing Rates for Comprehensive Measure of Student Learning
The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling previously required that each student sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Examination prior to Graduation. While we no longer require this, our students have performed well on the CRC comprehensive exam falling at or above the national pass rate. (See table below for results)
All Candidate: Sitting
All Candidate: Passing
10/2014 – 7/2015
10/2018 – 7/2019
The Department was unable to procure pass rates for the National Certified Counselor Examination at the time of this report.
Possible Scholarships for students in good standing:
Awards vary in amount. Scholarship Committee is responsible for vetting students:
|Anne Chandler Award||Marjorie Howard Memorial Award|
|Marcia Lawton Qualify of Life Award||Richard Hardy Award|
|Commonwealth of Virginia Award||Blair Craig Memorial Award|