The Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate program is the preeminent low vision rehabilitation program for occupational therapists in the world. More than half of the OTs with a Specialty Certification in Low Vision (SCLV) are UAB alumni.

Our nationally recognized faculty members edited and contributed chapters to the AOTA published textbook Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision – we literally wrote the book on the OT approach to low vision rehabilitation.

We strongly urge you to apply early. Although we are online, class space is limited. And we only accept one cohort each year beginning in the fall semester.


  • Application Deadline is June 15


You only need five courses to earn your Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate. You will only take one course per semester – which allows you to continue to meet your family and work obligations.

All course materials are available through the Internet and required texts. A high-speed Internet connection is strongly encouraged.

Students are required to come to campus one time during their final semester. Held in the summer, all students attend an intensive 2-day seminar in preparation for graduation.