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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.


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 

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester
May 1
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Semester
March 15


  • HIM-M 330Medical Terminology 3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 320Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 330Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 340Psychological Aspects of Disabilites3 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: $275.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.