Rehab Counseling students staging a counseling setting

Rehabilitation Counseling, M.Ed./M.S.

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College of Education
phone: (208) 885-6772
toll free: (888) 884-3246
fax: (208) 885-6761
875 Perimeter Drive MS3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080 

Coeur d'Alene
Phone (208) 667-2588
Toll free (888) 208-2268
Fax (208) 664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone (208) 334-2999
Toll free (866) 264-7384
Fax (208) 364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Changing Lives Through Rehabilitation

 Work to help those with physical, mental, emotional and other disabilities as a rehabilitation counselor. You will examine human behavior, study assessment and diagnosis strategies and learn counseling techniques and graduate eligible for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and state licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).

Fast Facts

  • Program admits every other year in the spring
  • Fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education 
  • Courses are at Boise Center or the Coeur d' Alene Center
  • Certified rehabilitation counselor
  • Licensed professional counselor


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement

Employment Outlook for Rehabilitation Counselors

Employment of rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010-20, faster than the average for all occupations. From 2010-20, expected employment growth of rehabilitation counselors in the top employing industries is as follows: Individual and family services (67%), Vocational rehabilitation services (30%), Nursing and residential care facilities (24%), Local government, excluding education and hospitals (9%), and State government, excluding education and hospitals (4%), according to
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Rehabilitation Counselors.

Practice Settings for Graduates of the Program

Graduates of University of Idaho’s Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services M.Ed. program may find employment in public rehabilitation counseling agencies such as the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Idaho Industrial Commission, the Idaho Commission of Blind and Visually Impaired, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and disability service programs within higher education. Private sector programs that may employ our graduates include community rehabilitation programs, worker’s compensation and insurance companies, traumatic brain injury programs, rehabilitation hospitals, substance abuse programs, community mental health agencies, and community-based correction programs. You can also begin a private practice of your own.
Degree Roadmap

M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services

 CRC 521: Counseling Techniques (2 credits)
CRC 509: Psychometrics (1 credit)
CRC 510: Individual Appraisal (2 credits)
CRC 532: Medical/Physical Aspects of Rehabilitation (2 credits)
CRC 570: Research and Evaluation in Counseling Psychology (3 credits)
CRC 530: Legislative and Philosophical Foundations in Working w/PWD (2 credits)
CRC 528: Diagnosis and Case Conceptualization  (3 credits)
CRC 508: Adult Assessment (3 credits)
CRC 597: Practicum: Counseling Rehab (1 credit)
CRC 531: Psycho-social Aspects of Disability (3 credits)
PSYCH: Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
CRC 514: Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development (3 credits)
CRC 534: Rehabilitation Community Case Management (2 credits)
CRC 517: Group Counseling (2 credits)
CRC 518: Group Counseling Lab (1 credit)
CRC 535: Vocational Placement and Assistive Technology (3 credits)
PSYCH: Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
CRC 520: Approaches to Counseling with Families (2 credits)
CRC 540: Addictions Counseling (2 credits)
CRC 598: Internship Rehabilitation (9 credits)
CRC 533: Principles of Rehabilitation (2 credits)
CRC 536: Professional Issues, Ethics and Law (2 credits)
CRC 512: Theories and Applications of Counseling (3 credits)
CRC 519: Social and Cultural Foundations (2 credits)
Degree Prep Admission to the Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services program has requirements before one can be admitted to the program.  Find out more about the application process.
Scholarships Visit the Financial Aid office for available scholarships.
Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-On Learning The Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services is primarily designed to be "practitioner focused" but students are encouraged to participate in research to further their understanding of the professional literature and purpose of counseling research. As a part of the curriculum and course expectations, students may be asked to research and discuss the utility of research as a tool for current and future counselors.