Assistive Technology (Graduate Certificate)

https://chhs.unh.edu/ot/assistive-technology-graduate-certificate

The graduate certificate in assistive technology is a 15-credit program, available to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, designed to provide practical, hands-on training in the application of AT for individuals of all ages who experience physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments that affect participation at home, school, or work. Coursework includes basic principles of assessment, selection, fabrication, and training in the use of AT. Graduates of the program are prepared to provide a wide variety of AT services including: conducting AT evaluations and consultations; designing, fabricating, modifying, customizing, and maintaining devices; and AT service coordination. Graduates of the program are prepared to work in collaborative teams and to become leaders in assistive technology. This certificate program is appropriate for individuals pursuing or engaged in the following careers: occupational, physical, speech, or recreation therapy; rehabilitation counseling; engineering; education; special education; or nursing. A weekend format accommodates those who are employed full-time.

Certificate Requirements

OT 822Introduction to Assistive Technology4
or OT 830
830L
Assistive Technology for Enhancing Occupational Performance
and Assistive Technology for Enhancing Occupational Performance Lab
OT 826Assistive Technology and Sensory, Communicative, and Cognitive Disabilities4
Select one of the following:4
Assistive Technology and Physical Disabilities
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Graduate Seminar
Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Select one of the following electives:3-4
Introduction to Exceptionality
Human Movement and Environmental Effects on Everyday Occupations
and Human Movement and Environmental Effects on Everyday Occupations Lab 1
Readings and Research in Occupational Therapy
Understanding Developmental Disabilities
Special Projects and Independent Study
Special Topics
Educating Exceptional Learners: Related Services
Contemporary Issues of Developmental Disabilities
Total Credits15-16
1

Courses restricted to OT majors only.