Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology

Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology

 Total Credits: 15 (7 courses)       Program Length: 12-15 months      Cost per credit: $770 / $845

UNH Assistive Technology Certificate Overview

The University of New Hampshire's Assistive Technology Certificate exposes students to the most current, cutting edge tools and techniques to help connect individuals with the applications of assistive technology to help provide them with greater independence at home, school, work or play. Students will be encouraged to learn by doing, exploring, creating and applying clinical reasoning skills throughout their guided, online instruction.

  • Become a leader in Assistive Technology with the ability to work collaboratively with a team implementing recommended assistive technology solutions
  • Learn how and when to implement various types of assistive technology across the life span for all ages; all disabilities; and all life functions
  • Build valuable skills during four intensive, hands-on exploration days on campus or with resources available in your area
  • Learn from full-time faculty who are leaders and innovators in the field

This graduate certificate program is 50% online content and 50% hands-on interacting with assistive technology devices, tools, and materials. Graduates will be encouraged to pursue the National RESNA - Assistive Technology Professional Certification to obtain ATP credentials. Enjoy applied learning in an asynchronous but facilitated environment with course instructors and a student success coach. 


Who Should Enroll?

Professionals who want to increase their earning potential, advance their careers, and have a desire to work with individuals with disabilities in providing assistive technology services in the work place, an educational environment or within the community.  This certificate is beneficial to those in the fields of:

  • occupational therapy
  • speech therapy
  • physical therapy
  • recreation therapy
  • rehabilitation counseling
  • engineering
  • education
  • nursing

 

Admissions Information

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree or higher (no specific field of study is required) from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants should have experience working with individuals with disabilities or the desire to work with individuals with disabilities to provide assistive technology services.

Submit an application to the UNH Graduate School with the following:

  • Prior college transcripts
  • Two letters  of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement Essay
  • Full list of application requirements

Priority consideration is given to students whose applications and required materials are received by the following deadlines:

  • Fall/August Admission (e-Term 1):  Applications due July 1st 
  • Spring/January Admission (e-Term 3):  Applications due December 1st

  • Summer/May Admission (e-Term 5): Applications due April 1st


Certificate Courses & Sample Schedules

The following courses are required to earn your Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology.  Apply now to connect people with disabilities with the practical tools and techniques of assistive technology.
 

 

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Year 1                    

e-Term 3 (Jan-Mar)

  • OT 833 - Assistive Technology & Physical Disabilities for
    Electronic Devices

e-Term 4 (Mar-May) 

  • OT 834 - Assistive Technology & Physical Disabilities for
    the Home, Community & Employment

e-Term 5 (May-July)                                

  • Elective Course                                                                                   

e-Term 1 (Aug-Oct)

  • OT 831 - Intro to Assistive Technology Principles                      

e-Term 2 (Oct-Dec)

  • OT 832 - Intro to Assistive Technology Practices

Year 2

e-Term 3 (Jan-Mar)

  • OT 835 - Assistive Technology for Communication
    & Cognitive Impairments

e-Term 4 (Mar-May) 

  • OT 836 - Assistive Technology and Vision & Hearing Impairments
   

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Year 1                    

e-Term 1 (Aug -Oct)

  • OT 831 - Intro to Assistive Technology Principles

e-Term 2 (Oct-Dec) 

  • OT 832 - Intro to Assistive Technology Practices

e-Term 3 (Jan-Mar)

  • OT 835 - Assistive Technology for Communication
    & Cognitive Impairments

e-Term 4 (Mar-May) 

  • OT 836 - Assistive Technolgy for Vision &
    Hearing Impairments

e-Term 5 (May-July)

  • Elective Course                                                    

Year 2

e-Term 1 (Aug -Oct)

  • OT 833 - Assistive Technology & Physical Disabilities 
    for Electronic Devices

e-Term 2 (Oct-Dec) 

  • OT 834 - Assistive Technology & Physical Disabilities 
    for the Home, Community & Employement
   

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