Jun 17, 2018  
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Rehabilitation Counseling, Adv. Cert.

The Advanced Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling is intended for rehabilitation practitioners or professionals in a related field (e.g., counseling, psychology, social work) who wish to take course and/or fieldwork to qualify for the national certification exam for Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC). To earn the advanced certificate, students will be required to complete a minimum of 18 semester hours with additional course work if needed upon advisement. Depending on the student’s goal, a program of study will be developed that positions him/her for eligibility to take the exam.

Hofstra University currently has registered master’s programs in Rehabilitation Counseling  and Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health . These programs, however, are intended for students who have either no or minimal academic training in the field. In contrast, the Advanced Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling will serve a need for those who already hold a master’s degree in a related field and need a few courses to meet the requirements set forth by CRCC (Commission on Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling).

On average, students complete this program in one and one-half academic years.

Admissions Requirement

  1. A master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or other related counseling disciplines.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for graduate work.
  3. A personal interview with a faculty member.
  4. A detailed resume including related professional experience.
  5. Three letters of recommendation, at least one from an academic source and one from a professional source.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 18 minimum

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 semester hours including the following:

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of all program requirements
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.