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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.

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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 or:  
        IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
         Cavanaugh Hall 147 
         425 University Boulevard 
         Indianapolis, IN 46202 


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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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $308.02
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $924.06

Additional fees will apply. This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $400.43
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1201.29