Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate

Our nationally recognized faculty members have expertise in age-related vision loss in older adults, vision Mary_Warren__3impairment from brain injury, diabetes self-management, health promotion and starting low vision rehabilitation programs. Our faculty literally “wrote the book” on the occupational therapy approach to low vision rehabilitation, editing and contributing chapters to the textbook: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision, published by AOTA Press in 2011.

Our instructors use innovative teaching strategies specifically designed for online education and students have access to the one of the finest medical libraries in the country; The Lister Hill Library at UAB.

The curriculum is designed for the working clinician. The courses are paced to enable our students to handle multiple roles as 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.

Class size is limited to offer our students an optimal educational experience.

Students are admitted in a cohort two times a year - in the spring (January start) and fall (August start). Applications can be submitted anytime and early submission is recommended to ensure a slot in your desired cohort. Admission concludes June 15th for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester.

Applicants must complete two applications: UAB Graduate school as a degree seeking student (OT-Low Vision Rehab) and the LVR Application Form
for the department.

We are happy to answer questions you have regarding the certificate. Sandra Shaw can answer questions regarding admission procedures or telephone 205-975-6860. I can answer questions about the curriculum and can be reached at warrenm@uab.edu. These e-mail addresses are being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 205-934-1800.

We look forward to receiving an application from you!


Mary Warren, PhD, OTR, SCLV, FAOTA
Director, Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Department