Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Quality education, professional excellence

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the UK College of Education is committed to providing the highest quality rehabilitation counselor education and promoting professional excellence in rehabilitation counseling. We are a growing profession, and the need for trained rehabilitation professionals has never been greater.

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The Rehabilitation Counseling Program is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Kentucky within the College of Education in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. It has consistently been rated in the top 20 of rehabilitation counseling programs nationwide. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Accreditation ensures that we meet the highest standards of training and professionalism. This also enables students and graduates to be eligible to sit for the national rehabilitation counseling certification examination.

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Rehab Counseling grad Victoria Aguilar, of Florida, at UK’s December 2013 Commencement.

Our students benefit from our exceptional and nationally recognized faculty, who bring diverse professional backgrounds, research interests, and areas of expertise to the educational experience. We encourage our students to participate fully in the wide range of professional, educational, and research opportunities that we offer. Our students also benefit from our strong ties to the local, state, and national rehabilitation community; our relationship with the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, Medical Center, and many other University of Kentucky schools, colleges, departments, and programs.

On our website you will find program and application information, and materials. If you have any questions or need additional information do not hesitate to contact me. Feedback about our website is always welcome.

You can read more about how our students use degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling on the college’s news site.


Dr. Ralph Crystal

Ralph M. Crystal, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Wallace Charles Hill Professor of Rehabilitation Education and
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Thank you for your interest in our program. We invite you to check out our videos and stories below for additional information about the program, our faculty, and our students. Video Transcript available.

University of Kentucky College of Education Rehabilitation Counseling Program from UK College of Education on Vimeo. Video Transcript available.