Advanced Graduate Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology

Professor Jim Lenker with a Graduate Student in the IDEA Lab.

Learn the science and art of assistive technology research and service delivery for people with disabilities - what works, for whom and why.

Program Resources

UB’s multidisciplinary Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) provides research, education and service to increase knowledge about assistive devices. In addition to faculty within the Department of Rehabilitation Science, you’ll work with faculty from architecture and planning; communicative disorders and sciences; counseling and educational psychology; geriatric medicine; law; mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering; nursing; rehabilitation medicine; and special education.

Additional Assistive and Rehabilitation Education Opportunities

In addition to the graduate certificate, you can study assistive and rehabilitation education at UB with the following options.

  • If you are pursuing the PhD degree in rehabilitation science or the post-professional MS degree in occupational therapy, take assistive technology (AT) courses as electives and engage in research in an AT-related area.
  • If you are pursuing graduate degrees in engineering, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, special education or other related discipline, take AT courses as electives.
  • If you are a working professional, enroll in individual courses on a non-matriculating basis. This option requires consent of the program director.

Career Opportunities

A variety of professions apply assistive technology knowledge as part of their jobs, including:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Mechanical, industrial and software engineers
  • Physical therapists
  • Special educators
  • Disability service providers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Rehabilitation counselors

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