Learn the science and art of assistive technology research and service delivery for people with disabilities--what works, for whom and why.
The Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology (CART) is a 12-credit, graduate online curriculum.
CART is designed to extend the assistive technology knowledgebase and skills of those with backgrounds in OT, PT, SLP, special education, engineering, vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, higher education and related disciplines in engineering.
The goals of the program are:
The curriculum consists of four courses:
Those completing all four courses will receive a SUNY-approved Graduate Certificate in Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology.
In addition, we welcome working professionals who are interested in taking only one or two of the courses.
Currently matriculating University at Buffalo students are welcome to take one or more of these courses as electives for their current degree programs.
To schedule a video chat with Jim Lenker, the CART program director, submit a calendar appointment through calendly.com.
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.
In addition to the graduate certificate, you can study assistive and rehabilitation education at UB with the following options.
A variety of professions apply assistive technology knowledge as part of their jobs, including: