Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Graduate Certificate Program in Disabilities and Health is delivered through an entirely online format. This program is designed to enable pre-professional students involved in health education, other various health professions, and special education to work with individuals with disabilities. The courses within the Graduate Certificate Program in Disabilities focus on preparing future leaders within this field to develop physical, developmental, and cognitive skills as well as the social and emotional well-being of individuals with disabilities. The coursework for this program consists of three courses, or nine total semester hours.

The first course that students will take discusses the topic of Medical Terminology for the Health Professions. This course is designed to enhance the student’s personal lexicon, specifically as it relates to medical terms. The second course spans the topic of Advanced Adapted Physical Activity. This class uses a cross-disciplinary and lifespan approach to explore the art and science of effectively teaching exercise therapy and adapted physical activity to individuals with physical, medical, mental, and health disabilities. The final course students will take covers the topic of Advanced Health and Medical Aspects of Individuals with Disabilities. Through this course, students may gain an understanding and appreciation of how to individualize teaching, realize specific limitations, and how to maximize potentials. Each of these three courses offers a diverse and thorough education in this field, and may equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a bachelor's degree.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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