Rehabilitation Science Bachelor's Degree


The Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation Science is housed within the College of Education & Health and is one of two undergraduate rehabilitation programs in the state of Arkansas. The Rehabilitation Science (RS) major is an interdisciplinary program designed to fully prepare ethical, culturally sensitive, inclusive, and socially just professionals to enter the workforce and graduate-level education programs. 

Specializing in working alongside persons living with a myriad of possible disabilities and chronic illnesses, this major will equip students to take learned applicable theories and apply them within real-time experiential learning opportunities. Graduates of this program will effectively serve the needs of the community, individuals with disabilities, and populations within allied health/human service fields. 

Students enrolled in the program can choose minors in aging, addictions, child welfare and social services and disability studies. The Program also prepares students for graduate school in counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, allied health professions, and other fields.


HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Internships with field-placement: A unique feature of the
    Rehabilitation Science program is the requisite filedwork
    experience during which students complete either a full-time,
    single-semester Internship, or three separate semesters of
    part-time experiential activities in the Field Placement Series. 
  • Prior to graduation, students will have acquired 420+ hours of
    on-site, professional mentoring specific to individual post-
    graduation goals. 



  • Completion of community-based service case studies.
  • Evaluation of workload, effective service and client needs.
  • Students can expect to learn case advocacy from intake to placement.

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Case manager
  • Child welfare advocate
  • Mental Health Pararprofessional
  • Department of Human Services Staff

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Department of Children and Family Services
  • Department of Human Services
  • Friendship Services
  • Restored Life Services (Addictions Treatment)

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Graduate programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling or social work.


Point of Pride

This program is the first brick and mortar undergraduate rehabilitation science program to be accredited by the Commission on Allied Health and Education Programs. (2021-2028)



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