About This Program

Available as a major or minor

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View a sample schedule for our minor. 

Looking for graduate programs?

Earn a Master of Education or Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling and services.

Learn more about the Department of Counseling.

Important note: We are no longer accepting applications to this major after the fall 2022 academic year.

You want to improve lives, build relationships, and make a true impact on people with disabilities. In the Springfield College rehabilitation and disability studies major, you can do all that and more. 

The rehabilitation and disability studies major will prepare you to work with people with disabilities in community agencies, schools, early intervention, or medical settings and prepare you for graduate study in rehabilitation counseling or a related field. This major provides you with skills to help individuals living with physical, mental, developmental, and emotional disabilities  live independently and achieve personal goals. The major includes three concentrations from which you’ll be able to choose: addictions and mental health, children’s developmental services, and medical rehabilitation.

We’ll prepare you to help improve your client’s physical, mental, and emotional quality of life. Are you ready to get started?

Studying Rehabilitation and Disability Studies At Springfield College
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Andrea Nerlich '98, G'00

"The best part about [Springfield College] is that care is taken from one generation of students to the next to pass along tradition, the love, and respect that is fundamental to being part of the Springfield College legacy."

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