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Rehabilitation Services Minor

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Prepare to make an impact.

A rehabilitation services minor fits well with majors such as human development and family studies, psychology and sociology. Rehabilitation counselors provide services that assist people with physical or psychiatric disabilities to become or remain self-sufficient, productive citizens. They help people with disabilities lead satisfying and productive lives.

Their knowledge of specific disabilities as well as related knowledge and skills, distinguish rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation counselors address the environmental and social obstacles facing people with disabilities; facilitate connections between people with disabilities and their families, communities and employers; and utilize knowledge from several fields, including psychology, medicine, psychiatry, sociology, education, and law. Career opportunities include job coach, placement specialist, human services aide, rehabilitation consultant, case manager. These careers can be in work settings such as: addictions rehabilitation centers, independent living centers correctional facilities, comprehensive rehabilitation centers and/or academic settings.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.