Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Rehabilitation Counseling - Gateway to Your Career Future!

College of Education Graduation
The Rehabilitation Counseling degree is a gateway that provides training opportunities that will sustain you throughout your future career.  Rehabilitation Counselors work in a variety of agencies that serve individuals from youth (in high school) to the older populations.  The Rehabilitation Counseling program provides graduates with the opportunity to serve those in need of assistance from transition aged high school youth to veterans. 

The focus of a Rehabilitation Counselor is to help develop effective strategies to eliminate barriers that prevent people from living their best lives (regardless of their age).  If you want to make a difference in peoples' lives, consider the Rehabilitation Counseling degree as the pathway to your future!  The Rehabilitation Counseling program provides a broad based educational foundation in medical, psychological, and psychosocial aspects of our clients' lives coupled with training in effective counseling interventions. 

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Application Dates

Deadline Date Description
Application Deadline (Fall 2019) Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 Deadline for CSU Apply  (university application)
Program Deadline Monday, Jul. 31, 2019 Deadline for Rehabilitation Counseling Program application
Late Registration Fee Implemented Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 $25 late fee is implemented to anyone who registers after this date
First Day of Classes Thursday, Sept. 2019 Fall 2019 Quarter

Program Information Sessions

You are highly encouraged to attend one of our upcoming program information sessions.  These sessions are designed to be informative and provide a comprehensive overview of the programs. It is very important that you attend one of these meetings as we will be handing out a packet of documents and materials you will need for admission to the program. There will be time for you to ask questions and meet your fellow prospective students.

San Bernardino Campus, College of Education Building
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:00 PM - CE-120
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM - CE-120
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM - CE-120
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019  - 5:00 PM - CE-120
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 5:00 PM - CE-120
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 5:00 PM - CE-120
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 5:00 PM - CE-120

2018 Rehabilitation Counseling Outstanding Student
Kahadda Poston

Kahadda Poston
Kahadda Poston

What does it mean to you to receive the outstanding student award?

Receiving the outstanding student award means my perseverance paid off.  It is truly an honor to be recognized by professionals I aspire to be like.

Why I want to give back to the Rehabilitation Counseling profession.

During my educational and professional journey, I had two rehabilitation counselors who mentored me.  They inspired me to pursue my master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.  Being a person with a disability, I feel it is imperative that I assist others in overcoming obstacles just as I was supported in doing so.  Even now, there is so much that can be accomplished in assisting the public to understand that people with disabilities are capable of exceeding general expectations in the workforce, when given an opportunity.  I feel it is my obligation to be an advocate for individuals with disabilities and encourage them as I have been encouraged.

My thoughts on my academic program.

I feel the program was good in that it provided me with the opportunity to experience internships and gain practical knowledge, which I apply in my occupation. The mentorship I received during the program from Dr. Robertson and Dr. Yalamanchili was exceptional.  Their leadership assisted me in gaining employment with the federal government after graduation.  I encourage anyone who has a compassion for people, a drive to succeed, and a desire to advocate for others to become involved in the CSUSB Rehabilitation Counseling master’s degree program.