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  • The Department of Human Services in the College of Education and Human Services, offers a variety of paths to career success with graduate and undergraduate degree programs in ten different Counselor Education and Rehabilitation Education concentrations including undergraduate degrees in Rehabilitation Services and Sign Language Interpreting. American Sign Language courses are also offered. Most of the graduate programs can be completed in 2-3 years with full-time attendance (i.e. 3-4 courses per semester).

    Human Services faculty are dedicated to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to perform competently and successfully as Human Service Professionals in a culturally diverse and pluralistic society. A learning environment is fostered which promotes the intellectual, social, and personal development of students through the pursuit of moral and ethical decision making, critical thinking, multiculturalism, scholarly excellence and actual practice.

    Undergraduate Programs

    Rehabilitation Services
    The Rehabilitation Services program offers undergraduates the opportunity to learn entry-level rehabilitation skills. Students are taught to understand the total impact of disability upon the individual and how to work as a team member by coordinating and matching client needs with available resources. This program is recognized by the CORE undergraduate registry of rehabilitation programs. Students can also obtain a Minor in Rehabilitation Services. more>>

    Sign Language Interpreting
    "The Sign Language Interpreting (SLI) program is a bachelors completion program for students who already have an associate's degree in American Sign Language...." more>>

    Center for Enhancement of Disability Employment and Research (CEDER)

    Two of our very own professors, Dr. Oswald and Dr. Huber, initiated a new center during Fall of 2013; this center, which is called the Center for Enhancement of Disability Employment and Research (CEDER), is focused on best practices in assisting people with disabilities locate meaningful employment.

    CEDER has a commitment to developing and implementing research-based best practices in their projects in order to achieve their mission statement and to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. For more information, please follow this link to our brochure.

    The Department of Human Services
    108 Allyn Hall
    3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
    Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001

    Phone: 937.775.2075
    TDD: 937.775.3153
    FAX: 937.775.2042

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    Graduate Programs

    Business and Organizational Management Counseling
    Prepares graduates with basic counseling, interviewing, training, management and/or consultation skills. Master's level management courses provide for a program like few other's. Graduates qualify for a variety of positions in the business, government, non-profits, social services, and consulting. Additional coursework can lead to professional counseling licensure. more>>


    Marriage and Family Counseling
    This concentration prepares students to counsel families, couples, individuals, and/or groups. Students are trained in traditional counseling theory and techniques as well as the systemic perspective. This training prepares students to interpret, and intervene with problems associated with marriage and family life. This degree prepares tsudents for work as a professional counselor who specializes in work with couples and families. more>>

    Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    Prepares graduates work with individuals of all ages on a variety of issues (e.g., abuse and neglect, crisis, substance abuse, personal, career, mental illness, and/or interpersonal problems).The curriculum provides a blend of counselor training experiences designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to become a professional counselor. Students learn theories and techniques for counseling individuals, families and groups, and administration and interpretation of psychometric assessment. This program requires the completion of a 100 hour practicum and a 600 hour internship. The practicum can be completed in one semester, and the internship takes a minimum of two semesters to complete. This major has all the courses required to qualify for admission to the Ohio professional counselor licensure exam. more>>

    School Counseling
    This program prepares graduates to become guidance counselors in the K-12 school setting. The curriculum emphasis is in school guidance, clinical counseling principles, guidance program development, and implementation and evaluation procedures. Students are also required to complete a 100 hour practicum and 600 hour internship. The practicum can be completed in one semester, and the internship takes a minimum of two semesters to complete. Graduates of this program are eligible for licensure as school counselors. more>>

    Rehabilitation Counseling: Chemical Dependency
    This program leads to a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.) degree and qualifies graduates to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. The curriculum provides in-depth study of addictions, rehabilitation, and counseling theory and practice. Graduates work as chemical dependency and rehabilitation counselors, prevention specialists, and employee assistant counselors. This program is available completely online or in a tradition classroom setting.

    Rehabilitation Counseling: Severe Disabilities
    This program leads to a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.) degree and qualifies graduates to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. Graduates of this program can work with people experiencing a variety of concerns that include physical, mental, emotional, and or social disabilities. The Severe Disabilities program leads to careers as vocatoinal evaluators, rehabilitation counselors, and rehabilitation specialist. Graduates work in a variety of settings, which include hospitals, local, state, and federal agencies, and private practice.
    This program is available completely online or in a tradition classroom setting. more>>

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    Our counselor education graduate programs prepare students to become licensed in Ohio and nationally certified. All academic programs in the Department of Human Services are accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) regional commission or Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC), and School Counseling (SC) programs have also acquired speciality accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).The current CACREP accreditation for CMHC and SC expires on October 31, 2014.

    The departments also has speciality accreditation for both its Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) and undergraduate Rehabilitation Services programs through the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The two MRC programs (Severe Disabilities and Chemical Dependency) prepare students to become nationally certified rehabilitation counselors (CRC). Additional courses can also qualify MRC graduates for the Ohio professional counselor licensure exam. Both MRC programs are available on campus and/or totally on-line. CORE accreditation for the MRC graduate programs expires in April 2020, and April 2015 for the undergraduate Rehab Services program.