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Rehabilitation Sciences

Major Information

A program that focuses on human function, disability, and rehabilitation from the perspectives of the health sciences, social sciences, psychology, engineering, and related fields. Includes instruction in psychological, social, and cultural aspects of disability and rehabilitation; sensory and motor function and dysfunction; biomechanics and kinesiology; assistive technology; rehabilitation instrumentation and methodology; statistics; and health and rehabilitation policy.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences

Sample Occupations

*Requires additional education

  • Health Educator
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Exercise Physiologist 
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Injury Prevention Specialist
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Certified Medical Assistant 
  • Clinical Coordinator 
  • Professor*
  • Athletic Trainer

Sample Work Settings

  • Colleges and Universities (Public and Private)
  • Corporate Wellness Program
  • Hospitals
  • Private Practices/Clinics
  • State and Federal Government 
  • Nursing and Residential Care Organizations 
  • School Systems (Public and Private)
  • United States Military
  • Gym
  • Recreational Facility

Sample Employers

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Progressive Health Aviation
  • Brooks Rehabilitation 
  • Savannah State University
  • Bristol Bay Native Corporation
  • Palmetto Health
  • Grady Health Systems
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Georgia Department of Labor
  • Veterans Benefits Administration
  • State of North Carolina
  • St. Joseph’s/Candler
  • Reef Systems
  • Tift Regional Medical Center
  • Medical Center of Central Georgia 
  • United States Navy
  • LHC Group
  • United States Air Force
  • Soliant Health
  • Kindred Healthcare
  • Advanced Homecare, LLC
  • Beaufort County School District
  • Five Star Senior Living
  • Nationwide Therapy Group
  • United States Army
  • Fit for Work

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2
bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

Salary.Com

www.salary.com

Professional Organizations

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association

http://www.arcaweb.org/

American Physical Therapy Association

https://www.apta.org/

American Occupational Therapy Association

https://www.aota.org/

National Athletic Trainers’ Association 

https://www.nata.org/

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Rho Tau – Pre-Physical Therapy Club

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – Student Chapter

Health Sciences Student Association (HSSA)

Last updated: 7/26/2022