Daniel Ward Master's Graduate
"I have always been interested in higher learning. I also have always had a desire to help other people, more specifically people with disabilities like myself. After completing my undergraduate degree, I decided to continue my education and possibly find a way in which I might be more able to help others.
While previewing the available graduate programs, I discovered the CPSY master's program with a track related to rehabilitation. Having already been directly connected to rehabilitation as a client for three years, I was fully aware of the types of services and resources they are capable of providing for people with disabilities. I decided that obtaining this master's degree would enable me to accomplish two of my goals: (1) I would be furthering my education and ideally making myself more able to compete in the workforce; (2) I would be in an ideal position to help and interact with people with disabilities, whether it be from a specific rehabilitation setting like a state agency or a more general rehabilitation setting such as a rehab hospital or facility.
Another benefit that came from this program is that I believe it adequately prepared me should I decide to continue my education even further. The required course work, research opportunities, level of instruction, and additional learning opportunities have equipped me with the skills and knowledge I would need to be successful at the next level."
Kris Potrafka Master's Student
"The rehabilitation counseling track is set up to educate and increase the skills of students in many facets of rehabilitation. I have been pleased with my decision because of the increasing options opening up to me in the field of rehabilitation after graduation. After earning my degree, I am confident that I will be prepared to work with many different populations in all types of agencies.
The opportunities to become involved in research are tremendous, which served as an important factor in my decision to apply to the vocational rehabilitation track. The support and guidance I have received from the faculty has been a tremendous asset to my learning and development in the program."
Cydney Jackson Master's Student
"The rehabilitation track of Ball State's counseling program offers a student several areas of educational and career development within a supportive faculty environment. As an individual attracted to the medical profession, but lacking the desire to become a doctor or a nurse, the rehabilitation track was for me. This program has enabled me to have a counseling background with a rehabilitation focus and internship experience in neuropsychological assessment. This was an excellent opportunity for me to combine the medical and counseling environments."
Dennis Born Master's Student
"As a professional working in the field of rehabilitation for thirteen years, l can truthfully state that the master's program in rehabilitation is the best thing for Indiana since sliced bread. The course work may be challenging at times, but I have found that much of what the faculty teaches can be easily applied in the field. As a supported employment consultant to 21 mental health centers in Indiana, the course work has allowed me to enhance other professional perspectives when developing programs for people with severe and persistent mental illness."
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