The online Graduate Certificate in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy program from UMass Boston trains professionals to enhance the vocational opportunities, independent living, and educational development of people with vision loss. These skills can be used to assist people of all ages in different settings, including rehabilitation agencies, state vocational services for the blind, rehabilitation units of veterans hospitals, programs for elders with visual impairments, nonprofits, in private practice, and more. Graduates of this program will have fulfilled the eligibility requirements of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired and are prepared to sit for the national certification exam from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, MAT, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Interview