Rehab Community

Centers and Collaboratives

Degrees and Certificates

  • Masters of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.  The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) prepares students to be effective practitioners, administrators, and leaders in the field of Rehabilitation. The program is available both on campus and by distance education.

Several certificates are available which address specific areas for rehabilitation professional development:

  • Advanced Certificate of Rehabilitation Counseling. For information on this certificate, contact Charles Degeneffe.
  • Certificate in Cognitive Disabilities. For information on this certificate, contact Charles Degeneffe.
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  Seven of the nine required courses for the LPCC license are included in the SDSU Rehabilitation Counseling Master's Degree under the ARPE Department either by distance education or on campus.
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate educates rehabilitation counselors to provide effective interventions that will result in greater workforce participation and community integration of individuals who experience psychiatric disabilities.
  • Rehabilitation Technology Certificate trains interested engineers and non-engineers in the field of rehabilitation technology using formal classroom instruction, project design and fabrication, and internship.
  • Supported Employment and Transition Certificate prepare specialists who can develop and implement programs in supported employment and adult community living for youth and young adults with disabilities.
  • Post-Employment Training-American Indian Rehabilitation (PET-AIR) is an advanced graduate certificate program designed to provide post-employment training for rehabilitation personnel who coordinate and manage programs for American Indian consumers served through the state-federal and Tribal rehabilitation systems.
  • Post Employment Training in Rehabilitation Administration (PET-RA) provide academically credited, continuing education for rehabilitation personnel who are, or who will be, coordinating and managing programs for consumers served through the state/federal rehabilitation system.


  • National Rehabilitation Leadership Institute (NRLI), in partnership with the George Washington University, prepares rehabilitation leaders across the nation to face the constantly changing requirements and standards in the field of vocational rehabilitation.