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Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

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Welcome from the Interim Director, RUTHANNE REHFELDT, PhD, BCBA-D

Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, PhD, BCBA-D

Welcome to the website for the Rehabilitation Institute in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Rehabilitation Institute has a nearly 70-year history preparing students for professional careers working with children, teens, and adults with disabilities. The Institute houses several undergraduate and graduate degree programs, all of which share in common a focus on scientifically established approaches for improving the lives of persons with a variety of disabilities and chronic conditions. Students in all of our programs have opportunities to gain experience in state of the art research facilities working with internationally recognized faculty, engage in hands-on training in our service programs, and participate in relatively small courses, many of which have online options, with engaging instructors. We look forward to beginning your journey towards a gratifying career right alongside you! We have designed the website to answer questions about the department; however, we encourage you to contact us directly about our programs: Email:; phone: 618-536-7704.
Director Contact Information: Email:; phone: 618-453-8281