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
To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, you must complete 21 credit hours in rehabilitation and disability studies core courses.
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
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To be accepted to this program, you must have:
Admissions requirements vary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or:
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- Fall Semester
- May 1
- Spring Semester
- November 1
- Summer Semester
- March 15
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $293.16
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $879.48
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $1015.90
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $3047.70
Additional fees will apply.
-This program is ineligible for financial aid.
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