Certificate in Rehabilitation Engineering Technology
Rehabilitation technology involves the systematic application of technologies, engineering methodologies, and scientific principles to meet the needs of and address the barriers confronted by individuals with disabilities in areas that include education, rehabilitation, employment, transportation, independent living, and recreation. Rehabilitation Engineering Technology (RET) can increase independence in daily activities as well as vocational pursuits.
The RET certificate program exists to provide quality pre-service and in-service training to rehabilitation agency personnel anywhere in the United States, to meet individual rehabilitation needs of people with disabilities (specifically, rehabilitation technology services). The program strives to increase awareness of the benefits and potential funding sources of RET among people with disabilities, those that support them, and the general public.
The RET certificate program consists of three classes that prepare certificants to be experts/consultants in assistive technology used in rehabilitation. The sequence of courses are offered in a distance education format allowing students to earn the RTP certificate without physically coming to the IIT campus. IIT was awarded a training grant through the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to support students in different ways. For some, it covers the three courses for the certificate. For others, it may cover part of tuition for all coursework. The amount funded depends upon the number of students interested and their financial need.
Please direct all question to Dr. Frank Lane, Program Director for the RET certificate program.
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- $40 Application Fee
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Statement
Send all materials to the Institute of Psychology at 3105 South Dearborn, Suite 252, Chicago, IL 60616-3793.