Graduate Certificate in Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment
University of Massachusetts-Boston

Program Details

The Cortical / Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) Certificate from UMass Boston trains professionals to assess and determine the best services for those diagnosed with CVI. The program prepares teachers of visually impaired students, orientation / mobility specialists, and vision rehabilitation therapists to improve the lives of those with CVI through the knowledge and skills they learn.

Students begin by learning about visual processing, the anatomy and physiology of the brain, and neurology as it relates to CVI. The online rehabilitative therapies curriculum equips teachers and therapists to achieve the following:

  • Understand the visual brain and the manifestations and causes of CVI
  • Apply current CVI-specific assessments
  • Treat with the most current promising practices
  • Explore cutting-edge research, approaches, and perspectives in treatment

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Massachusetts-Boston is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, MAT, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent