Academics

Orientation and Mobility Certificate (online)

The certificate program is designed for those who want to work in a professional setting assisting children and/or adults to become efficient, independent travelers who function safely and confidently in a variety of environments.

Who Is This Program For

There are excellent employment opportunities for Orientation and Mobility Specialists. There is currently a critical shortage both regionally and nationally of Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS). Successful graduates of this program can expect to find employment opportunities in various settings, including state and federal agencies, health and wellness organizations, as well as public and private schools.


Program Information

More information about this program can be found on the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education (NERCVE) website.
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State Eligibility

UMass Boston is not currently accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states.

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