Developing the Personnel to Meet the Needs of Persons with Disabilities in Rural Settings Through Online Learning

  • Jackie RogersEmail author


Similar to other disciplines in human services, rehabilitation counselor education is faced with the demand to produce highly trained graduates who are capable of providing a high level of service to clients with disabilities. Many graduates do not want to work in rural areas. Thus, an alternative approach is to provide training for residents of rural areas who want to continue to live and work in those areas. This chapter provides a model of an online program that is responsive to this need.


Rural Rehabilitation counselor Adult learner Distance education Online learning Hybrid classes E-learning Recruitment Qualified rehabilitation counselor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Kentucky, EDSRC DepartmentLexingtonUSA

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