The rehabilitation services curriculum provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work with a diverse group of people who have physical, emotional and/or cognitive disabilities that impact their capacity to live and work independently in the community. You'll learn the importance of personal and societal perceptions and how to assist individuals to function effectively within their environments. Through coursework and internships, you will have an opportunity to develop a personal and professional approach to your work guided by knowledge, critical thinking and the ability to solve problems effectively.

Offering a wide variety of
concentrations and internship opportunities, Hilbert's rehabilitation services major is a skills-oriented, interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you for a meaningful career in both public and private agency and school based settings. You'll have the opportunity to explore areas of work with people with disabilities including young children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in a variety of practice settings. You will have the opportunity to learn intervention techniques, case management skills, and case/cause advocacy.  Additionally, you will learn about the importance of community environments and methods designed to help individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities develop strong, empowered networks of support. Hilbert's unique program will help you develop as a professional who can make a difference in people's lives and in the community.

Our program prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of settings, including rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol programs, senior citizen centers, community mental health, mental retardation and developmental disabilities programs, corrections systems, schools, and hospitals. Graduates of our program may also pursue graduate-level studies in a variety of areas including rehabilitation counseling, agency or school counseling, psychology, sociology, and disability studies.

Why Study Rehabilitation Services at Hilbert?

There are several advantages to studying rehabilitation services at Hilbert:

·         Opportunity to earn college credit while interning at a variety of agencies and organizations, giving you practical experience that can lead to a full-time position at your intern site.
·         A student/teacher ratio of 14:1.
·         Day and evening courses to accommodate your busy schedule.
·         Chance to minor in one of more than a dozen academic areas.
·         Unmatched personal attention and academic advisement.
·         Opportunity to learn from top-notch professors who have real-world experience in the rehabilitation services profession.
·         Job search guidance in the profession.
·         Outstanding job opportunities after graduation.
·         Develop invaluable relationships with faculty that last long after you've graduated.