Jun 20, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Rehabilitation Counseling, Adv. Cert.

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Associate Professor Nerlich, Graduate Program Director, 516-463-6492

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 21 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.

Admission Requirements

  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 (3) letters of recommendation, at least one from an academic source and one from a professional source.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 21 minimum

Students are required to take a minimum of 21 semester hours, as follows:


Upon review of the student’s transcript, if any other Rehabilitation Counseling courses are missing, they will be added into the student’s plan of study.

Graduation Requirements

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

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