Equip yourself to work as a professional counselor in mental health and rehabilitation. Empower your clients to develop psychological wellness and meet their personal, social, psychological and vocational goals.
Specialize in clinical rehabilitation counseling to develop clinical knowledge and skills in counseling to effectively work with persons who have disabilities, mental health disorders and addictions. Gain knowledge to earn national rehabilitation counselor and South Carolina licensed professional counselor credentials. A distance learning option is available.
Earn a fully accredited degree by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Attend our classes virtually real-time or in-person in Columbia, SC. Full-time and part-time paths are available.
Students enjoy that most classes are taught in the evenings, allowing full-time employment while pursuing the degree.
Learn by Doing
Experience hands-on and applied skills opportunities throughout your courses.
What You’ll Study
Our dedicated and supportive faculty provide training in multiple areas, including individual and group counseling, assessment, diagnosis, advocacy and community program development. Rich partnerships create a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of faculty, professionals and persons with disabilities working together.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Using proven strategies to help individuals or groups achieve positive outcomes
Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
- Substance Use/Addictions Counselor
- Vocational Rehabilitator
- Life Care Planner
- Employee Assistance Program Coordinator
- Private Practice
- Colleges and Universities
- Public and Private Treatment Facilities
- K-12 Education