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Community Health

Examine public health issues. Create innovative solutions. Build stronger communities. Learn about health and rehabilitation services, and become an agent of change.

Master of Science in Rehabilitation

Empowering individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions to make informed choices, build viable careers, and live more independently in the community.

The program offers a state-of-the-art curriculum producing graduates with advanced human service skills and abilities to provide top rehabilitation counseling services. 
This is achieved by:

  • A high-quality learning environment grounded in student and faculty interaction and communication
  • Exceptional and internationally recognized faculty conducting leading-edge research
  • An emphasis on theory-based research emphasizing optimal health, vocational outcomes, and participation for persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions
  • Close relationships and clinical placements with existing campus partners, including the Chez Veterans Center and the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
  • Offering challenging clinical placements in both urban and rural settings throughout the state of Illinois, nationally, and internationally

Admissions Requirenents

  • A 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate degree work
  • GRE Scores
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Resume
  • A personal statement of career and education goals
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts

Curriculum

Non-Thesis Option

For more information please contact an advisor or review the academic catalog.

Code Course
REHB 401
REHB 401 Intro to Rehabilitation

Hours: 4

REHB 402
REHB 402 Medical Aspects of Disability

Hours: 4

REHB 501
REHB 501 Rehabilitation Research

Hours: 4

REHB 585
REHB 585 Rehabilitation Practicum

Hours: 4

Specialization Coursework (from approved list)

Hours: 20-23

Seminar

Hours: 4

Total Hours: 40

Other Requirements (may overlap)

Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit:    30
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:    12 (8 within the unit)
Minimum GPA:    3.0

Thesis Option

For more information please contact an advisor or review the academic catalog.

Code Course
REHB 401
REHB 401 Intro to Rehabilitation

Hours: 4

REHB 402
REHB 402 Medical Aspects of Disability

Hours: 4

REHB 501
REHB 501 Rehabilitation Research

Hours: 4

REHB 585
REHB 585 Rehabilitation Practicum

Hours: 4

Specialized Coursework (from approved list)

Hours: 20-23

Seminar

Hours: 4

REHB 599
REHB 599 Thesis Research

Hours: 8

Total Hours: 48

Request more information

Brig Gen (Ret) Dan Eagle, MS, CRC
Department of Kinesiology and Public Health
University of Illinois
dreagle@illinois.edu
2004 Huff Hall MC-588
1206 S. Fourth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
217-300-4326