Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2018

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling

Volume

49

Abstract

This article presents an overview of undergraduate rehabilitation education (URE) and the movement toward accreditation. Tracing the history of URE from the earliest days of rehabilitation education programs up to the present, this review discusses the purposes of URE, traditional URE program curricula, where URE graduates have been (and are being) employed, and the relationship between UREs and graduate rehabilitation counseling programs. The article also explains the development of URE curriculum and program standards, the development of a registry of qualified URE programs, and the transition to accreditation of URE programs in the United States. The purposes of accreditation are described, along with the advantages that accreditation offers to URE programs, their students, and to persons with disabilities.

Issue

4

First Page

34

Last Page

41

ISSN

0047-2220

Rights

First published in Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling.

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