VIDEO: Certificate is a Career Changer


Around the world, from Singapore to Ireland to Alabama, our graduates are driving the future of this field through leadership and innovation. Our alumni have a pride in their work and a pride in their education. Here are some testimonials from and facts about our UAB Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate graduates.

“The material covered in this program is extremely beneficial in my daily clinical practice and the workload is reasonable for the full-time working OT.” ~ Lisa Puleo, Atlanta


  • More than 2/3 work directly with persons with vision impairment

  • More than half of OTs with SCLV designation are UAB alumni


“As an OT working in the area of low vision, enrolling in the UAB graduate certificate course was one of the best professional decisions I have made. The courses are very well conceived, having a network of other low vision OT's for discussion and support is wonderful, and it has given me a great framework for OT practice in this specialty area. I would highly recommend this program to any OT considering work or already working in low vision rehabilitation.” ~ Mary Ruff, Golden Valley, Minnesota


  • More than half present at vision impaired support groups or organizations

  • More than 3/4 participate as volunteers promoting vision impairment awareness


“I was working 40 hours a week when I started the program and also became a new mother during the program…I appreciated the flexibility of not having to sit in a classroom and to be able to work on assignments and take exams when it was convenient for me.” ~ Elsa Zavoda, Eidson, New Jersey


  • Nearly half have taught Continuing Education to rehabilitation professionals