Rehabilitative and Human Services

College of Education

Stroud Hall Room 105


About the Program

The undergraduate Rehabilitative and Human Services program prepares students to work in a broad range of rehabilitation settings with youths through adults who have various types and degrees of disabilities. These settings may include day service or employment settings, supported living, residential settings, and rehabilitation facilities.

Although students may obtain employment in such settings upon completion of their degree, many students elect to pursue graduate study in related fields, such as vocational rehabilitation counseling. The Rehabilitative and Human Services program provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in these areas. The Rehabilitative and Human Services program is part of ESU’s Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation.

Are you interested in ...

  • Assisting youth and adults with disabilities so they will be successful in society
  • Guiding youth and adults with disabilities to be successful in employment, housing, and recreational situations
  • Helping youth and adults with disabilities in developing life skills

Choose Rehabilitative and Human Services at ESU:

  • Small class size
  • Practical field experiences, including internship placement
  • Qualified, experienced faculty
  • Frequent faculty interactions

Is Rehabilitative and Human Services a career path for me?

Career Potential

  • Employment consultant
  • Case manager
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Community residence supervisor

Career Settings

  • Community employment settings
  • Supported living and residential settings
  • Rehabilitation facilities
More detailed information is available from the department.

Student Organizations

  • The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a campus group that is part of an international organization that promotes quality programs for individuals with disabilities. CEC provides a great opportunity to meet fellow special educators and work with individuals of all ages who have disabilities. Some of the CEC activities include:
    • Visiting adults with intellectual disabilities at a local state developmental center
    • Helping with Special Olympics
    • Tutoring at-risk students
    • Attending a state level CEC conference
  • Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta is the National Honor Society for special education and rehabilitation majors. Honor members provide activities for individuals with disabilities in the community.
  • Rehabilitative Services Student Organization (RSSO) is the organization for majors in Rehabilitative and Human Services. Members of the organization host speakers from adult service agencies and provide volunteer services to individuals with disabilities from the local community. Our organization is also an active supporter of the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association, which is the state chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association.
  • Best Buddies is an international organization that enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. At East Stroudsburg University, we match university students and individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout the community in one-to-one friendships.