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Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Undergraduate Certificate

IU Online’s Undergraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies provides the skills and knowledge you need to empower individuals living with disabilities or undergoing rehabilitation.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 21

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $317.26

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $412.44

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies helps youhelps you to recognize and address issues that face people with disabilities. You’ll take courses covering medical terminology, psychological aspects of disabilities, medical aspects of disabilities, adaptive rehabilitation technology, rehabilitation case management, and proposal writing for community-based rehabilitation programs. You will also complete a practicum in rehabilitation and disability.

Upon completion of the program, you will have the entry-level skills and competencies you need for professional work in a variety of programs that serve individuals.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  

Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall semester (first-year freshmen): May 1

Fall semester (non–first-year students): Jun 1

Spring semester: Dec 1

Summer session I: Mar 15

Summer session II: May 1

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies prepares you to work in a wide variety of settings in such careers as:

  • Disability advocate 
  • Case manager
  • Program coordinator
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Medical device sales representative

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, you must complete 21 credit hours in rehabilitation and disability studies core courses.

Core Classes for the Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Undergraduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

HIM-M 330

Medical Terminology

3 Credits

SHRS-W 320

Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology

3 Credits

SHRS-W 330

Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management

3 Credits

SHRS-W 340

Psychological Aspects of Disabilities

3 Credits

SHRS-W 420

Proposal Writing for Community Based Rehabilitation Programs

3 Credits

SHRS-W 430

Practicum in Rehabilitation and Disability

3 Credits

SHRS-W 440

Medical Aspects of Disabilities

3 Credits

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