Assistive Technology Programs
(Graduate and Undergraduate)


Colleges and Universities
with Degrees / Certificates in Rehabilitation
Engineering / Assistive Technology

RESNA offers this list of training opportunities as a service to its members and the public for informational purposes only. No endorsement of individual programs is implied by this listing. Please contact each program directly for more detailed information.

To update the information on your program or to nominate your program to be included in this listing, please email the RESNA office at info@resna.org

The icons below are used to denote a College or University which specializes in the field of Education / Special Education, Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Assistive Technology, Allied Health / Health Services or Vocational Rehabilitation.

ED icon

Education / Special Education

BE icon

Biomedical Engineering

RE icon

Rehabilitation Engineering

AT icon

Assistive Technology

AH / HS icon

Allied Health / Health Services

OT icon

Occupational Therapy

VR icon

Vocational Rehabilitation


California

California State University, Dominguez Hills (1998)

ED icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Education

Admissions Criteria:

Bachelors in related area

Degree/Outcome:

Graduate Certificate in AT offered on campus or online

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

20

Number of AT/RE Courses:

5

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

N/A

Contact:








Paul Richard
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
714/966-4140
714/545-6312 fax
Assistive Technology Specialist Certificate Program
DominguezOnline

California State University, Northridge (1997)

AT icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

College of Extended Learning
Center on Disabilities

Admissions Criteria:

Application submission; AT or Disability experience

Degree/Outcome:

Certificate in AT Applications

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

Over 1,900 graduates to date

Number of AT/RE Courses:

6 per year

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

8 hours

Contact:








Damien Wimbush, MEd
Training Coordinator
Center on Disabilities, CSUN
Assistive Technology Training Program
818/677-2578 voice/tty/msg
818/677-4929 fax

California State University, San Diego (1994)

ED icon RE icon VR icon

On website and document

Host Department:

Engineering, Special Education, Rehabilitation

Admissions Criteria:

Graduate standing in Engineering, Special Education, or Rehabilitation

Degree/Outcome:

Graduate certificate in Rehabilitation Technologies OR MS in home department

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

6 - 8

Number of AT/RE Courses:

5

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

200

Contact:








Caren Sax
California State University, San Diego
5850 Hardy Avenue, Suite 112
San Diego, CA  92182-5313
619/594-7183
Fax 619/594-4208
Interwork Institute

San Francisco State University (1987)

VR icon RE icon

On website and document

Host Department:

Rehabilitation Counseling / Mechanical Engineering

Admissions Criteria:

BS in Engineering, Counseling, or BA in related field

Degree/Outcome:

Graduate Certificate in Rehab Engineering Technology, OR MS in home department, OR MA/MS Special Major in Rehab Technology

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

10 - 14

Number of AT/RE Courses:

5

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

200

Contact:








Ray Grott
RET Project
College of Health and Human Services
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA  94132
415/338-1333
415/338-7869 tdd
415/338-1501 fax
Counseling


District of Columbia

The Catholic University of America (1991)

BE icon

On website and in document

Host Department:

Biomedical Engineering

Admissions Criteria:

BS in Engineering for graduate program

Degree/Outcome:

BA, MS in Biomedical Engineering

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

Graduate 10, Undergraduate 20

Number of AT/RE Courses:

Graduate 8, Undergraduate 2

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

100 - 500

Contact:








Jack Winters
The Catholic University of America
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
202/319-5843


Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology (1997)

VR icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Psychology

Admissions Criteria:

Graduate standing in Rehabilitation Counseling

Degree/Outcome:

MS Rehabilitation Counseling

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

4 - 5

Number of AT/RE Courses:

3

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

N/A

Contact:








Chuck Merbitz
Illinois Institute of Technology
3101 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL  60616
312/567-8862

University of Illinois, Chicago (1997)

AH HS icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Institute on Disability and Human Development

Admissions Criteria:

BS in related field

Degree/Outcome:

MS in Disabilities and Human Development

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

4 - 6

Number of AT/RE Courses:

6

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

1250

Contact:








Glen Hedman
University of Illinois, Chicago
Institute on Disability and Human Development
1640 Roosevelt, MC626
Chicago, IL  60608
312/413-7784

University of Illinois, Chicago (1997)

OT icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Occupational Therapy

Admissions Criteria:

Admission to MOT or MS program

Degree/Outcome:

MS or MOT in OT

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

10

Number of AT/RE Courses:

3

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

250

Contact:








Joy Hammel
University of Illinois, Chicago
Department of Occupational Therapy
919 West Taylor St., MC 811
Chicago, IL  60612
312/996-3513

University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign (2008)

BE icon

Update document

Host Department:

Department of Bioengineering

Admissions Criteria:

 

Degree/Outcome:

BS General Engineering Certificate - Bioengineering

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

4

Number of AT/RE Courses:

1

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

 

Contact:








Michael F. Insana
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bioengineering Department
3120 Digital Computer Laboratory, MC-278
1304 West Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL  61801
217/333-1867
217/265-0246 fax


Kentucky

University of Kentucky

ED icon Vr icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Admissions Criteria:

MS in Special Education, OT, PT, SLP, or related

Degree/Outcome:

EdS in AT, MS in Special Education

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

 

Number of AT/RE Courses:

12

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

350

Contact:








Elizabeth Lahm
University of Kentucky
Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
229 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY  40506-0001
606/257-1520
606/257-3835 fax


Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University (1978)

BE icon

On website and in document

Host Department:

Biomedical Engineering

Admissions Criteria:

BS in Engineering, BS in other with Physics, Chemistry, Calculus

Degree/Outcome:

MS in Biomedical Engineering

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

1 - 2 (on average)

Number of AT/RE Courses:

5

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

200

Contact:








Stan Napper
Louisiana Tech University
Biomedical Engineering
Center for Biomedical Engineering & Rehabilitation Science
P.O. Box 3185
Ruston, LA  71272
318/257-3304
318/257-2562 fax


Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

ED icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Department of Education

Admissions Criteria:

BS in related area

Degree/Outcome:

MS in Education

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

 

Number of AT/RE Courses:

 

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

 

Contact:








Judy Rein
Johns Hopkins University
Center for Technology in Education
2500 E. Northern Parkway
Baltimore, MD  21214
410/254-8466, ext 15


Michigan

University of Michigan (1978)

BE icon

On website and in document

Host Department:

Biomedical Engineering

Admissions Criteria:

BS in Engineering or physics and biology / physiology / anatomy; BS in Life Sciences and engineering fundamentals

Degree/Outcome:

MS in Biomedical Engineering with Rehabilitation Engineering Option

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

2 - 4

Number of AT/RE Courses:

9

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

1500

Contact:








Simon Levine
University of Michigan
Rehabilitation Engineering Program
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., UH1C335
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-0032
734/936-7170
734/936-7515 fax

University of Michigan (2008)

BE icon

Update document

Host Department:

Bioengineering

Admissions Criteria:

 

Degree/Outcome:

MS / PhD

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

 

Number of AT/RE Courses:

 

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

2 years X 20 hrs/week

Contact:








Simon Levine
University of Michigan
Rehabilitation Engineering Program
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., UH1C335
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-0032
734/936-7170
734/936-7515 fax


New Jersey

Rutgers University (2008)

BE icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Biomedical Engineering

Admissions Criteria:

 

Degree/Outcome:

BME (Rehabilitation track)

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

 

Number of AT/RE Courses:

 

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

 

Contact:








Rutgers University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
599 Taylor Rd.
Piscataway, NJ  08854-5610
732/445-4500


New York

New York Medical College (1992)

AH HS icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Graduate School of Health Sciences

Admissions Criteria:

Professional degree in related area

Degree/Outcome:

MS in Developmental Disabilities, Graduate certificate in AT

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

6 - 10

Number of AT/RE Courses:

5

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

150

Contact:








David O'Hara
New York Medical College
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Graduate School of Health Sciences
Valhalla, NY  10595
914/493-8202
914/493-1973 fax

New York University (1984)

Be icon OT icon

On website and in document

Host Department:

Occupational Therapy

Admissions Criteria:

BS in OT, BS in physics, engineering, biology, or allied health

Degree/Outcome:

MS in OT, MS in Ergonomics and Biomechanics

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

OT - 4; Ergonomics - n/a

Number of AT/RE Courses:

OT - 3; Ergonomics - 9

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

OT - 180; Ergonomics - no data

Contact:








Beverly Bain
New York University
Department of Occupational Therapy
35 West Fourth St.
New York, NY  10012
212/998-5823
212/995-4044 fax

University at Buffalo (1998)

OT icon AT icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Occupational Therapy

Admissions Criteria:

BS in OT/PT/SLP, or BS in engineering with 1 year physiology / anatomy

Degree/Outcome:

Graduate certificate in Assistive Technology, MS in home department

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

6 - 8

Number of AT/RE Courses:

6

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

300

Contact:








Jim Lenker
Department of Occupational Therapy
University at Buffalo
515 Kimball Tower
3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY  14214-3079
716/829-3141 ext. 109
716/829-3217 fax


Ohio

Wright State University (1991)

RE icon Be icon

On website and in document

Host Department:

Biomedical and Human Factors Engineering

Admissions Criteria:

BS in Engineering or Physics

Degree/Outcome:

MS in Rehabilitation Engineering

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

8

Number of AT/RE Courses:

9

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

500

Contact:








Blair Rowley
Wright State University
Biomedical and Human Factors Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Dayton, OH  45435
937/775-5073, 5044

June 2008 - The director of the program (Blair Rowley) stepped down from leading the Rehabilitation Engineering program. They also lost their funding for continuing the program. Undergraduates in any engineering program can gain exposure to Rehabilitation Engineering through a summer internship program at University of Pittsburgh.


Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh (1994)

RE icon AH HS icon

On website and in document

Host Department:

Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Admissions Criteria:

Certificate - currently pursuing masters in Rehabilitation Science and Technology or Engineering

Degree/Outcome:

Graduate certificate - Rehabilitation Engineering; Rehabilitation Technology; MS - Rehabilitation Sciences or Rehabilitation Engineering

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

Certificate - 10; MS - 20

Number of AT/RE Courses:

14

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

550

Contact:








Rory Cooper
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
5044 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
412/365-4850

University of Pittsburgh (2008)

RE icon AH HS icon

Update document

Host Department:

 

Admissions Criteria:

Certificate - Rehabilitation Engineering

Degree/Outcome:

Certificate - Rehabilitation Engineering, MS, PhD

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

 

Number of AT/RE Courses:

 

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

 

Contact:












  


Vermont

Vermont Technical College (1992)

RE icon

On website and in document

Host Department:

Rehabilitation Engineering Technology

Admissions Criteria:

HS graduate with physics or chemistry, and algebra II / geometry

Degree/Outcome:

Associate in Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering Technology Specialty

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

6 - 8

Number of AT/RE Courses:

5

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

400

Contact:








Jerry Weisman
Vermont Technical College
Rehabilitation Engineering Technology
Randolph Center, VT  05061-0500
802/728-1293


Virginia

George Mason University (1985)

ED icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Special Education

Admissions Criteria:

Graduate Standing

Degree/Outcome:

Graduate Certificate, MS, or PhD

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

20

Number of AT/RE Courses:

8 - 15

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

150

Contact:








Michael Behrmann
Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities
George Mason University
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA  22030
703/993-3670
703/993-3681


Washington

University of Washington, Seattle (1991)

RE icon AH HS icon

On website and in document

Host Department:

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Admissions Criteria:

BS - apply to discipline of focus

Degree/Outcome:

MS in discipline of focus

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

8 - 10

Number of AT/RE Courses:

4

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

240

Contact:








Kurt L. Johnson
University of Washington, Seattle
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Seattle, WA  98195
206/685-4181
206/543-4779 fax


Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Stout (1987)

RE icon VR icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Rehabilitation and Counseling

Admissions Criteria:

HS diploma

Degree/Outcome:

BS in Vocational Rehabilitation with Rehabilitation Technology concentration; Certificate based training for Vocational Evaluators and Rehabilitation Counselors in AT

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

6

Number of AT/RE Courses:

2

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

350

Contact:








Al Noll
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Center for Rehabilitation Technology
Vocational Rehabilitation Building., Room 17
Menomonie, WI  54751-0790
715/232-2379


Wyoming

Casper Community College (1995)

AT icon

On website, but not in document

Host Department:

Assistive Technology

Admissions Criteria:

General Studies

Degree/Outcome:

AAS in Assistive Technology

Current Number of AT/RE Students:

24 - 30

Number of AT/RE Courses:

5

Number of Clinical Field Hours Required:

350 - 400

Contact:








Joseph Schaffner
Casper Community College
125 College Dr.
Casper, WY  82601
307/268-2533

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