Do you have a passion for helping others in their time of need? If you are interested in psychology or helping people with disabilities overcome obstacles, we encourage you to explore the career paths a health psychology degree can lead to. Our Bachelor of Science in Health & Rehabilitation Psychology degree, offered both online and on campus, prepares students to continue their higher education or find employment as an entry-level rehabilitation or care professional.

At Faulkner University, we proudly serve traditional and non-traditional students from our four campuses in Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville, Alabama. Our online Bachelor of Science in Health & Rehabilitation Psychology is a great first step if you wish to pursue a career in the rehabilitation psychology field.

Benefits of a B.S. in Health & Rehabilitation Psychology

Therapist speaking with patientAs a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in health & rehabilitation psychology, you will be prepared to provide general, entry-level care and support services in a variety of medical and clinical settings. Many graduates of our bachelor’s degree program go on to complete graduate programs in counseling, physical therapy, social work, or other related concentrations in the health services industry.

As a health and rehabilitation psychologist, you will help patients overcome a wide range of obstacles, some of which may include:

  • Physical injury
  • Behavioral patterns
  • Emotional issues
  • Developmental problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental handicap
  • Stroke

You will also become eligible to work in a variety of clinical and institutional settings, including:

  • Private practice offices
  • Physical therapy offices
  • Hospitals
  • Substance abuse treatment centers
  • State or federal facilities

Degree Plan Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Health & Rehabilitation Psychology degree program consists of 120 total credit hours. You will begin your undergraduate studies by completing our 50-hour core curriculum, which features strong biblical influences and seeks to educate the whole student. Some of the focus areas of our core curriculum include:

  • Christian literacy
  • Cultural heritage literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific literacy
  • Information and communication literacy
  • Personal and social literacy

In addition to the 50-hour core curriculum and 15 hours of electives, the degree program also consists of 55 hours of professional literacy courses, where students complete the courses necessary to satisfy the department major field requirements, as well as the health and rehabilitation psychology degree requirements. During this time, students participate in a three-hour internship program and three-hour capstone project which provide invaluable experience. View the full degree plan for more information.

Start an Educational Foundation You Can Build Upon

Since 1942, we have empowered students to learn on their terms while fostering an environment of spiritual growth and enrichment. At Faulkner University in Alabama, you will enjoy full access to experienced professors and benefit from a personable, affordable education. With a family-like atmosphere and an average class size of just 15 students, your professors will know you by name – unlike what you might experience at larger institutions.

If you are interested in pursuing an online Bachelor of Science in Health & Rehabilitation Psychology degree at Faulkner University, apply, schedule your campus tour, or request more information today. Be sure to review our admission requirements and submit your transcript when applying.

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Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate with a regular or advanced diploma or have a GED certificate
  • If out of high school for less than five years, ACT (minimum 18 composite) or SAT (minimum 970) scores are required. ACT or SAT scores are not required for anyone having graduated high school more than five years ago.
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with a minimum of 24 transferable hours from a regionally accredited college or university.


2023-2024 Financial Information

Adult – Montgomery Campus $325 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Birmingham Extension Center $310 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Huntsville Extension Center $155 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Mobile Extension Center $325 per semester hour
Military Qualified Students (60 hours or less) $250 per semester hour
General Fee $350 per semester ($250 if 11 hours or less)
Online Course Fee $75 per semester hour
Emergency Response Fee $10 per semester, if at least one course is on campus
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If enrolling as a traditional student, please see the full tuition and fee schedule for applicable rates.