Master's Program

Curriculum

The following 54-hour core curriculum is consistent with national certification standards for rehabilitation counselors and must be taken by all students (post-baccalaureate, thesis and non-thesis). The Program requires the following 18 courses (54 credits) plus two (2) electives (6 credits). All students must take necessary prerequisites before enrolling in courses that require same. Please consult with your advisor if you need additional information. For a full list of classes and when they will be offered, visit the USF OASIS Schedule of Classes.

Required Courses 
No Prerequisites
COURSE TITLE 
MHS 5020 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling (must be degree-seeking student in RMHC program)
RCS 5035 Rehabilitation Counseling: Concepts & Applications
RCS 5780 Legal/Ethical Issues & Professional Standards
RCS 5080 Medical Aspects of Disability
RCS 5450 Fundamentals of Substance Abuse Counseling
RCS 6220 Individual Evaluation & Assessment
RCS 6476 Human Sexuality
MHS 5480 Human Growth & Development
One Prerequisite
RCS 6408 Psychopathology
Prerequisite: RCS 5080 Medical Aspects of Disability
RCS 6440 RCS 6440 Social & Cultural Foundations
Prerequisite: MHS 5020 Foundations of MHC
Two Prerequisites
RCS 6301 Career & Lifestyle Assessment
Prerequisites: MHS 5020 Foundations of MHC, RCS 5035 Rehabilitation Counseling: Concepts & Applications
RCS 6510 Group Theories
Prerequisites: MHS 5020 Foundations of MHC, RCS 5780 Legal/Ethical Issues
RCS 6803 Practicum II
Prerequisites: MHS 5020 Foundations of MHC, RCS 5780 Legal/Ethical Issues,RCS 6803 Practicum I, RCS 6407 Counseling Theories (or corequisite), RCS 5080 Medical Aspects of Disability, RCS 6408 Psychopathology (or corequisite)
Three+ Prerequisites
RCS 6407 Counseling Theories
Prerequisites: MHS 5020 Foundations of MHC, RCS 5780 Legal/Ethical Issues, RCS 6803 Practicum
RCS 6740 Research
Prerequisites: MHS 5020 Foundations of MHC, RCS 5035 Rehabilitation Counseling: Concepts & Applications, RCS 5780 Legal/Ethical Issues & Professional Standards
RCS 6803  Practicum II
Prerequisites: MHS 5020 Foundations of MHC, RCS 5780 Legal/Ethical Issues, RCS 6803 Practicum I, RCS 6407 Counseling Theories (or corequisite), RCS 5080 Medical Aspects of Disability, RCS 6408 Psychopathology (or corequisite) 
RCS 6830  Practicum II (MFT)
Prerequisites: MHS 5020 Foundations of MHC, RCS 5780 Legal/Ethical Issues, RCS 6803 Practicum I, RCS 6407 Counseling Theories (or corequisite), RCS 5080 Medical Aspects of Disability, RCS 6408 Psychopathology (or corequisite), RCS Dynamics of MFT, and either RCS 6930 Marriage Therapy or RCS 6930 Family Therapy
RCS 6825 Internship
To register for Internship you must have completed all other coursework or take any remaining courses concurrently, the latter contingent upon the instructor's approval. 
Electives
RCS 6456  Counseling Approaches for Substance Abusers (formerly Substance Abuse Counseling)
Prerequisite: RCS 5450 Fundamentals of Substance Abuse Counseling
RCS 6459  Professional Skills for Addictions Counselors (formerly Substance Abuse II)
Prerequisite: RCS 5450 Fundamentals of Substance Abuse Counseling 
RCS 6930  Obesity and Eating Disorders 
RCS 6930 Dynamics of Marriage and Family Therapy
RCS 6930 Marriage Therapy, Theory, and Techniques
Prerequisite: RCS 6930 Dynamics of Marriage and Family Therapy
RCS 6930 Family Therapy, Theory, and Techniques
Prerequisite: RCS 6930 Dynamics of Marriage and Family Therapy
RCS 6930 Medical Family Therapy
RCS 6930 Custom Employment Strategies in Rehab (RSA Scholar Course)
Pre-requisite: RCS 6301 Career & Lifestyle
RCS 6930 Advanced Case Management & Quality Documentation (RSA Scholar Course)
RCS 6930 Critical Thinking, Skills & Collaboration (RSA Scholar Course)