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Director's Message

Are you interested in working with individuals with disabilities to improve their quality of life, access, and participation in their community? Maybe your long-term goals are to work in the rehabilitation field as an occupational therapist, physical therapist or other health professional or perform cutting edge research to improve clinical practice. I invite you to explore our undergraduate degree in Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Science.

Our undergraduate program is a student-focused degree for those whose passion is helping individuals with a short-term or chronic disability to reach their fullest potential.

Your Future

Christopher Hurt, Program DirectorChristopher Hurt, Ph.D.
Program Director
The Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Science curriculum prepares graduates for:

Employment in:

    • disability advocacy with state and local government
    • adaptive fitness specialist
    • therapeutic recreation
    • rehabilitation through health promotion or community health

Health professional degree programs such as:

    • physical therapy
    • occupational therapy
    • physician assistant
    • public health
    • medicine

Masters and doctoral studies in rehabilitation science.

Our Mission

The central mission of the Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Science undergraduate major is to provide a vibrant student body with a diverse educational background in disability and rehabilitation toward maximizing academic and commercial/ government employment opportunities.

If you have questions, please contact our academic advisor, Adam Pinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 205-996-6789.

Christopher Hurt, Ph.D.
Program Director, B.S. in Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Science