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Rehabilitation Studies

The Thomas University undergraduate Rehabilitation Studies degree prepares students to provide rehabilitation services in public and private agencies to persons with various disabilities. This degree is offered entirely online, and courses are 8 weeks in length, allowing students the opportunity to balance earning their degree with their personal and professional obligations.

Completion of this program provides students with the ability to attain Advanced Standing status in the TU Clinical  Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling master’s degree program.

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1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

Composition I
Composition II
Oral Communication for Professionals
University Studies
College Algebra
Science elective
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Foundations electives (3 classes)
Creativity electives (2 classes)


Cultural Diversity
Introduction to Rehabilitation Studies
Case Management & Community Resources
Ethical Practices in Rehabilitation
Theoretical Counseling Approaches to Rehabilitation
Counseling Practicum
Evidence-based Rehabilitation
Professional Communication in Rehabilitation
Vocational Development
Vocational Assessment
Medical & Health Issues in Rehabilitation
Abnormal Psychology
Rehabilitation Research
Assistive Technology
Open Electives

TOTAL CREDITS                              120 Credits

CIP Code 51.2310


This minor prepares graduates to work with people who are struggling with alcohol and drug abuse in a variety of settings such as substance abuse treatment centers.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Introduction to Substance Abuse
  • Treatment Models for Addictions
  • Pharmacology of Drug Abuse
  • Concurrent Disorders

+Criminal Justice

This minor will provide graduates with skills in both rehabilitation and criminal justice and they will be able to pursue jobs as probation officers, in security, as guardian ad litems, and with social services agencies.

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice electives (3 courses)


This minor prepares graduates to work in agencies that have focus on people who are in their older adult years. It is estimated that by 2025, one-fourth of the population in the U.S. and Canada will be over 65 years old. Graduates will understand the issues related to the changing roles and responsibilities of older adults and have increased skills to work with the elderly population. Students will be able to earn a certificate in Gerontology.

    Choose 5 of the following courses:

    • Social Gerontology: Family and Care-giving Issues
    • End of Life Issues
    • Healthy Aging
    • Physiology of Aging
    • Psychology of Grief Counseling
    • Psychology of Aging


This minor prepares students to better understand the human mind and people's behavior.

  • General Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Psychology or Statistics electives (3 courses)

+Social Work

Students will learn ways to provide assistance to those in need and how to use empathy in powerful ways.

15 credits (5 classes) taken in social work courses numbered 300 or above.

+Sports Studies

Students with a Sports Studies minor will be able to:

  • Demonstrate breadth of preparation for coaching for a variety of sports at a variety of levels.
  • Understand the developing physical and psycho-social aspects of sports participants.
  • Understand the business practice of sports administration.
  • Understand sport as an integral part of today's society.
Choose 5 of the following courses
Introduction to Sport Science
Injury Prevention
Sport Psychology
Introduction to Sport Management
Coaching Theories and Methods
Sociology of Sport

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Rehabilitation services personnel assist clients in a variety of areas, including rehabilitation and support for families. They may assist in identifying and obtaining benefits as well as services in their communities and work in coordination with others to develop and conduct other services. They work in a variety of industries, including family services, government, residential facilities and in relief services.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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