Courses and Requirements

The Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology (CART) is a 12-credit, graduate online curriculum. 

Jim demonstrates forearm support attached to a desk for use with a keyboard.

Dr. Jim Lenker demonstrates forearm supports attached to a desk for use with a keyboard.

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Your coursework will integrate technology interventions with educational, vocational and independent living environments for people with disabilities. You’ll also complete field experiences in your own community where you’ll engage with clinics, practitioners, vendors and people with disabilities through interviews, observation, clinical improvement projects or training.

You can also study assistive and rehabilitation education with these options:

  • If you’re pursuing a PhD in rehabilitation science or post-professional MS degree in occupational therapy, take assistive technology courses as electives and engage in research in a related area.
  • If you’re pursuing graduate degrees in engineering, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, special education or another related discipline, take program courses as electives.
  • If you are a working professional, enroll in individual courses on a non-matriculating basis.
    Requires consent of the program director.

Four core courses

Each CART course focus on a specific practice area:

Sample course content

Jim Lenker demonstrates an electric sit-stand desk.
Dr. Lenker adjusts a mechanical sit-stand desk.

Course times and schedules

Courses typically meet for three hours once per week throughout the academic semester.

For fall semester, classes begin at the end of August, and finals are complete by mid-December. Spring semester classes begin during the second week of January; finals are complete by mid-May.