Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation


Make a Real Difference in the Lives of Those with Vision Loss

low-visionThe UAB School of Health Professions, the Department of Occupational Therapy and UAB Online are working together to offer you a Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation. This program was developed with the working clinician in mind.

The courses are paced to enable you to handle multiple roles as a student, employee, parent, care provider and volunteer. Assignments emphasize practical clinical application and documentation; course content provides the in-depth knowledge needed to practice competently and with confidence.

Help People with Visual Impairments Lead a More Successful Life

You will be taught by nationally recognized faculty members who have expertise in age-related vision loss in older adults, vision impairment from brain injury, diabetes self-management, health promotion and starting low vision rehabilitation programs. They use innovative teaching strategies specifically designed for online education. This professional certificate will provide you with knowledge that will change your world!

What Career Opportunities Would I Have?

Your Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation will help you develop skills that will enhance your career as an occupational therapist. As low vision rehabilitation continues as a growing field, opportunities for career development continue to expand.

Graduates of the program have gone to start low vision rehabilitation programs in hospitals and other facilities, partner with ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide services to their patients with low vision, develop private practices in low vision rehabilitation, and teach low vision rehabilitation to students in occupational therapy programs, provide workshops on low vision rehabilitation to practicing clinicians and conduct and publish research on low vision rehabilitation. Many of our graduates have qualified for specialty certification in low vision rehabilitation from the American Occupational Therapy Association and proudly have the SCLV credential behind their names.

Should I Apply?

You should apply if you are an occupational therapist who wants to increase your value and open new doors to advancement. The program’s flexible web-based distance format allows occupational therapists across the United States and other English speaking countries to obtain these skills while working full time. The Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation is designed to help you help others!

UAB Online is a user-friendly virtual campus that offers fully accessible courses to the first-time online student as well as to returning technology-proficient online students. We are here to take the difficulty out and put the world changing learning opportunities in!

What Can UAB Online Offer Me?

You will receive immediate benefits as a UAB student and eventually as an alumnus. You will be proud to say that you are a UAB student because UAB is a world class institution recognized all over the world for excellence in research, service and innovation.

You will have immediate access to The Sterne Library which houses more than one million items. Sterne also provides electronic access to the contents of more than 35,044 serials and 72,000 electronic books.

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, Alabama's largest biomedical library, will also provide services and resources for you with holdings related to medicine, nursing, optometry, dentistry, public health, health professions, and joint health sciences. Access to a variety of services and information is available on campus and remotely to authorized users through its website at www.uab.edu/lister/ or call 205-934-2230.

AskIT will be your first line of support for all things IT. Supporting all of the central applications and services, the AskIT professionals are available by telephone, email, chat, web, and walk-up. Although computers and technology can sometimes be overwhelming, AskIT will be there to help guide you through any issues and to the right IT services to fulfill your needs. You have full access to ASK IT, just as you would if you were walking on our beautiful green campus here in sunny Birmingham, Alabama. You will also have access to students (who will become friends) from around the globe. This will add immensely to your perspectives as well as increase your network of colleagues.


UAB is such a special place. What do you want to know today? Let us help you change your world!