Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Program Options

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation,
and Counseling

The Rehabilitation and Disability Studies program prepares students for jobs in the rehabilitation field such as vocational evaluation and work adjustment, mental health technicians, case managers, human service workers, and as supported employment specialists. The program includes coursework that exposes students to the foundation and history of the rehabilitation movement within the context of current research in rehabilitation strategies and processes, creating a comprehensive spectrum of knowledge of rehabilitation and disability studies.

Accreditations and Distinctions

Auburn University holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The bachelor’s and master’s rehabilitation programs are accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The Rehabilitation Counseling program ranked No. 17 in the Health Disciplines category of U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools’’ survey of 2012.

Student Organizations

Best Buddies

Program Faculty

LeeAnn Rawlins

Dr. Nick Derzis

Dr. Lee Ann Rawlins-Alderman
Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor

Dr. Nick Derzis
Clinical Coordinator 334.844.2501


Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014

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