Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services


$384 Per Credit

UW-Stout’s Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services Online (formerly Vocational Rehabilitation) will train you to identify, provide and/or coordinate services for people with disabilities. Turn your passion for people into a meaningful career related to counseling, psychiatric rehabilitation, social work, or substance abuse and create a difference in the lives of those who deserve our support.

Program Description

The program is dedicated to promoting your academic and career success, self-growth and leadership development. As part of your educational experiences, you’ll learn about the many types of services provided to clients.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning through two practicums providing services in the community
  • An experienced faculty and a national reputation for preparing graduates to work effectively with older adults and people with disabilities
  • Networking with community agencies
  • Affiliation and collaboration with the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute
  • 100% employment rate

Program Concentrations

  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Individualized: Focuses on the student’s area of interest, ie. Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program have excellent job prospects, both in the number of openings and in the diversity of positions available. Salaries have shown a steady increase over the past several years. Three-year follow-up studies show steady advancement and salary increases.

The Rehabilitation Services program prepares you for dynamic careers in the human services field. You’ll select coursework that will prepare you for positions such as:

  • Case Manager
  • Work Experience Coordinator
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Job Placement Specialist/Employment Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist or Technologist
  • Independent Living Coordinator
  • Case Manager/Social Worker
  • Residential Counselor
  • Community-Based Specialist
  • Activities Program Director

UW-Stout Graduates at Work

  • Behaviorist Counselor
    Supported Employment Program, Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Job Placement Specialist
    Eau Claire Job Center
  • Residential Counselor
    at Correctional Program in Wittenburg, Wis.
  • Disability Case Manager
    Private Rehabilitation Center, Madison, Wis.
  • Vocational Specialist/Social Worker
    Mental Health Center, Baraboo, Wis.
  • Counselor
    Opportunity Partners, St. Paul
  • Manager of Residential Services
    Lutheran Social Services
  • Jail Program Coordinator
    Triniteam, Eau Claire, Wis.


At UW-Stout, you’ll do more than earn an education—you’ll do on day one. We empower you with the skills and experiences necessary to thrive in today’s dynamic world. From innovative labs and studios to industry partnerships, we provide unparalleled opportunities for you to engage with real-world scenarios and gain invaluable hands-on experience. You’ll graduate not only with a degree but with the confidence and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

Universities of Wisconsin Application (All Student Types)

Common Application (New Freshman Only)

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