Gain the skills and training to enhance the vocational opportunities, independent living, and educational development of people with vision loss.
UMass Boston’s Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Certificate focuses on training professionals to enhance the vocational opportunities, independent living, and educational development of people with vision loss. It’s designed for teachers and other professionals who want to work with people with visual impairments and teach them daily living skills and strategies for safe, independent living.
Explore cutting-edge learning technologies and gain practical hands-on experience through fieldwork. Apply these skills to assist people of all ages in different settings, including rehabilitation agencies, state vocational services for the blind, rehabilitation units of veterans hospitals, programs for elders with visual impairments, nonprofits, in private practice, and more.
This program fulfills the eligibility requirements of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired and prepares you to sit for the national certification exam from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP). You also have the option to continue on for an additional two semesters to earn a full Vision Studies MEd with a concentration in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.