Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Curriculum
Students preparing to be vision rehabilitation therapists enroll in blindness core courses and specialized courses in vision rehabilitation therapy. They receive a total of 39 credit hours of instruction, including a professional field experience. The program can be completed in three to four semesters, after which the master's degree is awarded.
The following is a chart that lists the courses for the Vision Rehabilitation Therapy program. You can read descriptions in the course catalog.
Total credit hours: 39
- BLS 5770: Services for Persons with Disabilities (1 credit hour)
- BLS 5840: Computer Technology in Rehabilitation (3 credit hours)
- BLS 5880: Psycho-Social Aspects of Disability (2 credit hours)
- BLS 5890: Medical & Functional Aspects of Disability (2 credit hours)
- BLS 5900: Physiology and Function of the Eye (2 credit hours)
- BLS 5910: Braille and Other Tactual Communication Systems (2 credit hours)
- BLS 5930: Methods of Teaching Adaptive Communication (2 credit hours)
- BLS 5970: Principles of Low Vision (2 credit hours)
- BLS 6010: Small 'N' Research: Design and Analysis (3 credit hours)
- BLS 6020: Gerontology – O&M and VRT (2 credit hours)
- BLS 6050: Practice in Low Vision (1 credit hour)
- BLS 6100 or 7100: Assisted or Independent Research (2 credit hours)
- FCS 6360: Teaching for Independent Living (4 credit hours)
- BLS 6640: Principles of Rehabilitation Teaching (3 credit hours)
- BLS 6910: Principles of Rehabilitation Teaching (2 credit hours)
- BLS 7120: Professional Field Experience (6 credit hours)
You can find tuition fees on the Registrar's site.