Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology

About the Program & Who Should Apply

The Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, to provide assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities, at home, school, work or play; to work collaboratively with a team implementing recommended assistive technology solutions and to become leaders in Assistive Technology. This certificate programs applies to individuals pursuing or engaged in the following careers:, occupational, speech, physical, recreation therapy, rehabilitation counseling; engineering, education, special education, or nursing.

The 15 credit hours curriculum will consist of three four credit required courses plus one three credit elective. These courses are taught by regular faculty and have been offered for the last eleven years.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses:

  • OT 822 - Assistive Technology (4 cr.)
  • OT 826 - Assistive Technology and Sensory, Communicative, and Cognitive Disabilities (4 cr.)

One of:

  • OT 824 - Assistive Technology and Physical Disabilities (4 cr.)
  • COMM 914 02 - Augmentative and Alternative Communication (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 860 - Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs (4 cr.)
  • OT 863/EDUC 897 - Using iPads to Support Children with Disabilities (3 cr.)

One of The Following Electives:

Any course not selected above, or any of the following:

  • EDUC 820 - Introduction to Computer Applications for Education (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 850 - Introduction to Exceptionality (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 851A - Educating Exceptional Learners: Elementary (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 851B - Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 851C - Educating Exceptional Learners: Related Services (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 852 - Contemporary Issues in Learning Disabilities (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 853 - Contemporary Issues in Behavioral Disabilities (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 854 - Contemporary Issues of Developmental Disabilities (4 cr.)
  • OT 830 - Assistive Technology for Enhancing Occupational Performance (3 cr.)*
  • OT 841 - Human Occupation (4 cr.)
  • OT 851 - Mind Body Systems/Neurologically-based Function and Dysfunction (3 cr.)
  • OT 852 - Human Movement and Environmental Effects on Everyday Occupations (4 cr.)*
  • OT 895 - Readings and Research in Occupational Therapy (variable)
  • OT 897 - Graduate Project (1-6 crs.)
  • RMP 800 - Concepts of Recreation and Leisure (3 cr.)
  • SW 801 - Women and Aging (3 cr.)
  • SW 812 - Social Work and Developmental Disabilities (3 cr.)
  • SW 992 - Special Projects and Independent Study (3 cr.)
  • COMM 895 - Special Topics (3 cr.)
  • OT 863/EDUC 897 - Using iPads to Support Children with Disabilities (3 cr.)
  • OT 824 - Assistive Technology and Physical Disabilities (4 cr.)
  • COMM 912 02 - Augmenatative and Alternative Communication (4 cr.)
  • EDUC 860 - Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs (4 cr.)

*Courses restricted to OT majors only

Contact Information

Faculty Coordinator:
Therese Willkomm, Ph.D. ATP
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services
121 Hewitt Hall
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-1056 or (603) 491-6555
theresew@unh.edu

Departmental Contact:
Lou Ann Griswold
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services
113 Hewitt Hall
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3416
louann.griswold@unh.edu

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