The ARPE Department is committed to increasing opportunities for adult learners through post-baccalaureate certificates in the fields of postsecondary educational leadership, rehabilitation counseling and administration.
The Certificate in Cognitive Disabilities is designed for current and aspiring rehabilitation counselors who are, or intend to become, providers of vocational and independent living services on behalf of persons with cognitive disabilities, including those with autistic spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injuries, and learning disabilities.
The purpose of the certificate is to educate rehabilitation counselors to provide effective interventions that will result in greater workforce participation and community integration of individuals who experience psychiatric disabilities.
The purpose of this certificate is to train interested engineers and non-engineers in the field of rehabilitation technology using formal classroom instruction, project design and fabrication, and internship.
The purpose of the Advanced Certificate in Co-occurring Disorders is to educate counseling
students and practicing counselors to provide effective, evidence-based services to
individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. This certificate
is designed for master's-level counseling students and practicing counselors in rehabilitation
counseling, social work, marriage, and family counseling, and other counseling professions
who seek to develop knowledge and skill in the area of integrated services (i.e.,
the provision of simultaneous substance use and mental health services in
the same-service setting).