The Master of Science program in rehabilitation technology is designed to prepare graduates to assume professional responsibilities in the field of assistive technology as rehabilitation engineers, service providers, and consultants, and assist in preparation for the RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) or Seating and Mobility Specialist credentials.
It is a 44-credit program with thesis or scholarly paper options. It requires a minimum of one year (two 15-week semesters and a 6-week summer clinical internship) to complete. A typical plan of study includes a common set of core courses and some elective courses from an extensive choice of courses within and outside the program.
The program presents a balance between a clinical rehabilitation preceptorship and practical engineering instruction. The multidisciplinary approach assures that the student receives a balanced exposure to clinical rehabilitation and gains technological understanding and an appreciation of scientific principles. Students in the program conduct rehabilitation technology and engineering assessment, design assistive devices, participate in clinics and rounds, and work with consumer groups. The curriculum covers basic science, engineering principles, assistive technology, pathology, policy, and consumer advocacy. We also incorporate practical hands-on clinical and engineering design experiences into the curriculum to complement and demonstrate theoretical principles.
For further information, e-mail Dan Ding, PhD, or call 412-822-3684.