• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    21
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $296.09
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $1031.33

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies explores how disabilities can affect individuals physically, vocationally, socially, and medically, and how rehabilitation can empower people with disabilities to enjoy an enhanced quality of life.

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies helps you appreciate and understand the changing needs of people with disabilities, and prepares you for employment in a wide range of rehabilitation-related positions in for-profit and nonprofit rehabilitation facilities and agencies.

As a student in the program, you 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 also complete a practicum in rehabilitation and disability.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies prepares you to work in any number of settings, including hospitals or medical facilities, counseling centers, group homes or residential facilities, schools, nursing homes, early intervention centers, recreation centers or camps, or preschools and daycare centers, in such careers as:

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

Certificate Requirements

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

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:    

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you  
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU 
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management 
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals 
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants 
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career 
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians 
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training 
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU 

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

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.  
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or:  
        IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
         Cavanaugh Hall 147 
         425 University Boulevard 
         Indianapolis, IN 46202 

Courses

Core
HIM-M 330Medical Terminology3 Credits
SHRS-W 320Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology3 Credits
SHRS-W 330Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management3 Credits
SHRS-W 340Psychological Aspects of Disabilities3 Credits
SHRS-W 420Proposal Writing for Community Based Rehabilitation Programs3 Credits
SHRS-W 430Practicum in Rehabilitation and Disability3 Credits
SHRS-W 440Medical Aspects of Disabilities3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $296.09
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $888.27
Note:
 

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1031.33
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3093.99
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