MS in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science: Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program

Synchronous learning
Online courses on a set schedule with real time instructor and student interaction


The Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program (RCEP) is an online program that prepares rehabilitation professionals as well as individuals new to the field to work effectively with persons with disabilities in the rehabilitation service delivery system. The program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program (RCEP) prepares graduate students to become successful practitioners and administrators in the field of vocational rehabilitation.  This 48-credit distance education program leads to a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science, with a specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling.  The RCEP requires 3 years of enrollment (~6-9 credits/semester) in a hybrid online environment.

RCEP is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) sets the standard for quality rehabilitation counseling services in the United States and Canada and has developed its credentialing process to protect individuals with disabilities. Graduates of the RCEP program are eligible to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination; and the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).

RCEP graduates may also apply for State of Hawai‘i licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, provided they complete (1) the required post-graduate direct counseling work, (2) face-to-face clinical supervision within a two year period, and (3) pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).


Course Listing


KRS 605 Human Growth & Dev--Life Span (3 credits)

KRS 606 Counseling: Theory & Practice (3 credits)

KRS 627 Career Dev & Vocationl Counsel (3 credits)

KRS 628 Research & Evaluation in Rehab (3 credits)

KRS 629 Counseling:Grp Thry & Practice (3 credits)

KRS 637 Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 credits)

Rehabilitation Counseling Specialization Courses (18 credits)

KRS 680 Prin & Practice of Rehab Couns (3 credits)

KRS 681 Med-Psychosoc Asp of Disabilit (3 credits)

KRS 683 Case Mgt in Rehabilitation (3 credits)

KRS 685 Ethics for Helping Professions (3 credits)

KRS 686 Voc Eval & Assess in Rehab (3 credits)

KRS 688 Thry & Technqs of Job Placemnt (3 credits)

Clinical Courses and Seminar (9 credits)

KRS 703R Practicum: Rehab Counseling (V credits)

KRS 733R Internship I: Rehabilitation (V credits)

KRS 734R Internship II: Rehabilitation (V credits)

KRS 781 Seminar in Rehab Counseling (V credits)

Elective (3 credits) -Suggested courses

KRS 684 Psychopathology in Counseling (3 credits)

KRS 687 Assistive Tech in Rehab Cnsing (3 credits)

KRS 704 Contemp Issues in Counseling (3 credits)