Professional Certificate in Rehabilitation Services

Using a variety of support services and confidence-building techniques, rehabilitation professionals empower adolescents with disabilities to create rewarding career paths. In partnership with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement offers a six-course certificate in rehabilitation services.

The certificate program is the result of an initiative of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The initiative seeks to increase the number of students who complete high school and advance to postsecondary education or training, or begin their career. Mercer’s certificate program prepares professionals to meet this need by cultivating knowledge in these areas:

  • Vocational Assessments
  • Case Management
  • Database Management
  • Strength-Based Approach to Disability Awareness
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Vocational Training
  • Career Guidance
  • Motivational Interviewing Skills
  • The Labor Market and Employment Models
  • Community Partnerships
  • Child Development, Adolescent Development, and Family Systems

NOTE: This certificate program is currently only offered to employees of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.

Designed for busy professionals

Each session will begin with one face-to-face class meeting, with the remaining courses delivered in an online format. Students can successfully balance the demands of a job while continuing their education.


Program Courses

  • HSRV 230: Introduction to Interpersonal Relations
  • HSRV 326: Disability Awareness in the 21st Century
  • HSRV 327: Career Development and Employment Models
  • HSRV 370: Case Management
  • PSYC 225: Prenatal through Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 226: Adult Development
  • SOCI 255: The Family

For admissions information, please contact:
Marc Reece, Director of Graduate Admissions

For more information about the certificate program, please contact:
Dr. Marna Burns, Associate Professor of Human Services and Psychology

Dr. Kristina Henderson, Assistant Professor of Counseling