Certificate in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Program Overview

Professionals in vision rehabilitation therapy (VRT) enhance the vocational opportunities, independent living, and educational development of people with vision loss. This may include working in center-based or itinerant settings.

Deadlines

June 1 for fall admission

What You'll Learn

Participants in our VRT program learn to evaluate and teach daily living skills and strategies for safe, independent living for those with visual impairment.

Certificate Requirements

Candidates for the certificate in vision rehabilitation therapy proceed through a sequence of course work, field-based experiences, and practica to fulfill eligibility requirements as prescribed by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI) and the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP). Successful completion of the curriculum, along with faculty recommendation, qualifies the student to sit for the national examination in vision rehabilitation therapy offered by ACVREP.

Certificates in VRT are available through a specified curriculum that is dependent on the applicant’s background and education history. Candidates must meet the requirements prescribed by AERBVI and ACVREP. Total credits will vary depending on the candidate's background in related coursework.

Contact Us

Laura Bozeman, PhD
Program Director
Laura.Bozeman@umb.edu
617.287.4385

School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
in the College of Education and Human Development
617.287.3070
sgisd@umb.edu