Rehabilitation counselling

Why study rehabilitation counselling?

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a rehabilitation counsellor, injury management coordinator or case manager, the rehabilitation counselling major within the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree provides a pathway. Our program gives you a solid understanding of rehabilitation counselling concepts and practices. We offer a comprehensive introduction to rehabilitation counselling and its use within the community.

This major allows you to:

  • understand the psychological, social and systemic factors that can impact on rehabilitation outcomes
  • communicate clearly and establish rapport with their clients
  • understand and apply the principles of effective case management
  • understand barriers to behaviour change and how to facilitate key behaviour change in rehabilitation settings
  • apply principles of performance and social psychology to improve rehabilitation outcomes

Rehabilitation Counselling at La Trobe

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for roles in case management and with further study injury management including rehabilitation coordinator and rehabilitation counsellor.

Rehabilitation Counselling Panel

This series of videos will be of interest to people wanting to find out more about the profession and people who are potentially interested in a career in Rehabilitation Counselling. Find out more

Courses

Featured course

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 (March) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 3 years

Diploma of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Master of Applied Science

Semester starts: See additional information Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time 2 years

Master of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 2 years

Master of Public Health

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or 3-5 years part-time 2 years

Your study experience

Rehabilitation counselling placements

Your placements can take place in rehabilitation and injury management areas of large employers and insurers, community health centres and rehabilitation services.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

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