Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology (CART)

An Online Certificate Program

If you embrace the challenge of using assistive technology to solve problems experienced by people with disabilities, UB’s online Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology program will help expand your knowledge and skills in the field. This certificate can be completed online or on campus. 

Students in an occupational therapy class, taught by James Lenker, explore different assistive technology through a variety of wheelchairs, at Diefendorf Hall in February 2022.

Dr. Jim Lenker in the University at Buffalo Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA) in Hayes Hall, South campus.

Rigorous but flexible

It’s a rigorous, but flexible, program built to prepare you to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

  • Advance your career: CART is designed for you—OTs, PTs, special educators and other practitioners who want to use assistive technology help people with disabilities live their best daily lives. The curriculum is focused on supporting you in growing your career.
  • Shape your program: Since CART is an online program, you can learn at your pace and at your convenience. Choose the courses that work well for your current work environment or long-term professional goals.
  • Grow your expertise: Learn the science and art of assistive technology research and service delivery for people with disabilities, including what works, for whom and why. Your program is enriched with project-based learning; evidence-based approaches; mentoring opportunities; and other aspects of a fertile learning environment.

At completion of the program, you'll have

Knowledge preparing you for entry-level practice in a mentored assistive technology-related clinic.

Fundamental knowledge in content areas comprising RESNA’s Assistive Technology Practitioner (APT) credentialing exam.

A SUNY-approved Graduate Certificate in Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology.

What's your background?

No matter what your background is, CART combines and develops it with assistive technology knowledge and skills. 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Special education
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Disability service
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Higher education
  • Mechanical, industrial and software engineering