Do you have a passion for health science and helping others? Do you want to share that passion by empowering people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities to live their highest quality of life? A bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation studies from Winston-Salem State University is an ideal way to begin a rewarding career serving individuals and communities.
Start your journey toward making a true impact on the lives of others with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation studies from WSSU.
We offer multiple concentrations, so you can customize your undergraduate degree to meet your specific career goals:
WSSU also offers minor plans of study in rehabilitation studies, deaf studies and addictions for students majoring in areas outside of rehabilitation studies.
In our rehabilitation studies program, you’ll learn about issues affecting individuals facing chronic illnesses, disabilities and other conditions and gain the skills you need to help them meet their personal goals.
WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment. As a WSSU rehabilitation studies student, you can help promote equity in health care delivery with the Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities. You can also take your studies on the road with our Behavioral and Health Community Support Unit (BeHCU) to help serve low-income individuals in rural and urban communities.
Help others while you prepare to help fill the growing need for human services professionals. WSSU’s bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation studies provides the affordable and comprehensive education you need to continue to graduate school or launch a successful and rewarding career.
Your rehabilitation studies coursework will blend theoretical academic study with hands-on opportunities. You’ll make connections and gain real-world experience as you intern alongside professionals in a community-based practice.
When you choose WSSU for your rehabilitation studies degree, you’ll graduate equipped with the communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills you need to make a lasting impact in human services.
WSSU’s School of Health Sciences offers innovative learning experiences in state-of-the-art facilities, including a virtual hospital and our BeHCU Hands on Wellness (HOW) mobile unit.
A bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation studies from WSSU opens the door to a variety of careers serving individuals and communities. Rehabilitation specialists work in many settings in both the public and private sectors, including hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, social service agencies, school districts and more.
You can help others secure and maintain employment by becoming a vocational counselor or job placement specialist, or make an impact with children by working in K–12 special education. If you want to continue your human services studies, our rehabilitation studies major can be a great stepping stone to graduate programs and an eventual career in mental health counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies and more.
Here’s just a sample of the jobs available to rehabilitation studies graduates:
If you’re interested in continuing your education after earning your undergraduate degree, WSSU’s Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling has been recognized as one of the best online counseling programs in the nation by BestHealthDegrees.com.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth of 10% in jobs for rehabilitation counselors over the next decade. The elderly population is growing and demand for social services is rising—employment opportunities for social and human services assistants is expected to grow by 17% in the coming years, far above the average for all occupations.
Your bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation studies will balance foundational knowledge learned in the classroom with 240 hours of hands-on clinical practice. All students taking this major will be introduced to broader concepts in the field, such as psychology, crisis intervention, mental health issues, community resources and service delivery.
You’ll also gain more in-depth knowledge and skills in your specific area of interest through your chosen concentration: rehabilitation services, addiction studies, deaf studies or special education.
Here’s just a small sample of the courses you’ll take in the rehabilitation studies program:
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When you choose WSSU for your undergraduate degree, you’ll be joining a vibrant HBCU community that shares your passion for equity and social justice.
Students in our rehabilitation studies program can join their peers in promoting awareness, equal access and rights for individuals with disabilities as part of our Rehabilitation Studies Club.
We believe that cost should not be a barrier to the high-quality education we provide at Winston-Salem State University. We’ll connect you to your best financial aid options to fund your bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation studies.
At WSSU, you’re part of our “Ramily” and we’ll support you through every step of your educational journey and beyond. Each WSSU student is assigned an Academic Success Counselor (ASC), and our Student Success Technologies offers tools and resources to help all our Ramily members thrive.
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