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Our curriculum is now an online hybrid program, beginning Fall 2021!

In Rehabilitation Technology, our goal is to address the barriers confronted by individuals with disabilities in the areas of education, rehabilitation, employment, transportation, independent living and recreation. That's why the MRT curriculum covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Assistive technology fundamentals, design and service delivery
  • Client-centered design and technology use
  • Individual and social experiences of disability
  • Funding and Policy

Our curriculum mixes clinical rehabilitation training with practical technology instruction. During the summer term, students complete a 240-hour clinical practicum/internship.

Students will be assigned an academic advisor who will provide guidance in the development of a plan of study upon matriculation. At the end of the program, students have the option to complete a scholarly paper or thesis.

Core Courses

Example Electives

The MRT program will retain a set of elective courses for students who choose the 4-semester option. These electives may be necessary for PhD students. Elective courses can be chosen from within the RST department, other SHRS departments, or other academic units within the University.

Many RT courses are only offered once per academic year. In this case, if a student fails to successfully complete a course, the student must retake the course the next academic year. This may prevent the student from registering for advanced-level courses and delay graduation.

Click here to download a blank Plan of Study template.

Example Plans of Study for 1- and 2-Year Options:

1-year Plan of Study (3 terms), 35 credits

Fall

RT 2101 - Fundamentals of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Applications (3 credits)
RT 2102 - Fundamentals of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Design (4 credits)
RT 2103 - Individual and Social Experience of Disability (3 credits)
RT 2104 - Functional and Medical Aspects of Disability Related to Assistive Technology (2 credits)
RT 2105 - Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methodologies (3 credits)

Spring

RT 2206 - Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Practices (3 credits)
RT 2207 - Client Centered Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Design (3 credits)
RT 2208 - Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 credits)
RT 2209 - Clinical Applications of Seating & Mobility (3 credits)
RT 2210 - Assistive Technology Funding, Policy, & Management (3 credits)

Summer

RT 2311 - Internship (3 credits)
RT 2312 - Scholarly Paper (2 credits)

2-year Plan of Study (4 terms), 35 credits

Year One - Fall

RT 2101 - Fundamentals of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Applications (3 credits)
RT 2102 - Fundamentals of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Design (4 credits)
RT 2104 - Functional and Medical Aspects of Disability Related to Assistive Technology (2 credits)

Year One - Spring

RT 2206 - Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Practices (3 credits)
RT 2207 - Client Centered Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Design (3 credits)
RT 2209 - Clinical Applications of Seating & Mobility (3 credits)

Year Two - Fall

RT 2103 - Individual and Social Experience of Disability (3 credits)
RT 2105 - Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methodologies (3 credits)
RT 2311 - Internship (3 credits)

*RT 2414 - Graduate Research Proposal (1 credit)

Year Two - Spring

RT 2208 - Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 credits)
RT 2210 - Assistive Technology Funding, Policy, & Management (3 credits)
RT 2312 - Scholarly Paper (2 credits) -or- RT 2413 Graduate Research (2 credits)

*Optional