The mission of the undergraduate programs in Rehabilitation is to prepare students for entry level employment in a variety of human services and rehabilitation-related settings, especially those serving individuals with physical, emotional, and developmental disabilities. The program is also designed to prepare its graduates to enter master’s level programs in rehabilitation, psychology, physical therapy, related allied health fields, and human services.


  1. Offer instruction which reflects the philosophy and mission of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.
  2. Meet the academic requirements established by the University.
  3. Meet the professional requirements and standards set by rehabilitation and related professional organizations.
  4. Provide courses and learning experiences which prepare students from employment in rehabilitation, as well as the allied health and related human service professions
  5. Guide students in the development of leadership skills through participation in rehabilitation-related programs and student organizations.
  6. Provide course offerings and professional programs to the University and the general community.
  7. Provide an intellectual environment designed to facilitate academic growth and creative development
  8. Prepare students for graduate school and continued professional development.


The admission of students to the undergraduate program in the Department of Rehabilitation is based upon the general admission requirements of the University.


Bachelor of Science Rehabilitation Services

Bachelor of Science Rehabilitation Psychology

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling


Rehabilitation Services Major- The Rehabilitation Services major must complete at least 120 credit hours of University courses. Included in the 120 credit hours are a minimum of 42 credit hours of Rehabilitation courses. A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in these courses.

Rehabilitation Psychology major- The Rehabilitation Psychology major must complete at least 120 credit hours of University course. Included in the 120 credit hours are a minimum of 48 credit hours of Rehabilitation and/or Rehabilitation Psychology courses, A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in these courses.


The Department of Rehabilitation in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, as an educational entity, values and respects the uniqueness of its student body, faculty, employees, and constituents. We are firmly grounded in the belief that cultural and individual diversity enhances the academic nature of our programs.

The concept of diversity is one of the core values of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and it is reflected in the policies which we value, creating an educational environment that leverages the diverse characteristics of our faculty, students, and employees, resulting in continuous growth and development for the University.

The Department of Rehabilitation is committed to diversity and the richness of human differences which can include but is not limited to physical characteristics, age, socio-economic background, gender, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, education, language, and sexual orientation. Our students are provided with the opportunity to develop and integrate multicultural awareness and competencies throughout the curriculum and field placements. Our commitment to assuring our diversity necessitates our focus on access as the right to enter, make use of, and participate in the educational enterprise as well as the need to recruit, retain, develop and support diverse individuals and groups.

We strive to ensure that our students and faculty respect, understand and embrace all dimension of culture and diversity.

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