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Major: Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions


Rehabilitation and therapeutic professions programs prepare students, in consultation with other rehabilitation team members or in private practice, to use a variety of techniques to assess, treat, and rehabilitate individuals with mental, emotional, developmental, or physical disorders.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Assistive/Augmentative Technology & Rehabiliation Engineering
  • Dance Therapy/Therapist
  • Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor


Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2017-2018 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 2 graduates

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 5 graduates

Associates degree, 37 graduates

Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years, 18 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 16 graduates

Master degree**, 165 graduates

Doctoral degree, 277 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.


Careers You Qualify For With This Major


Schools That Offer This Major

Century College White Bear Lake
Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Hutchinson
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud
Vermilion Community College Ely


Related Majors


College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.


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