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M.A. in Rehabilitation of the Blind: Orientation and Mobility

Options and curriculum

Each course is 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted:

Masters of Arts Degree and national certification (42 hours):

COUN 7360 Rehabilitation Foundations
COUN 7362 Psychological Aspects of Disability
CNSL 7302 Techniques for Counseling Interviews
RHBL 7315 Medical Aspects of Blindness and Associated Disabilities
RHBL 7316 Principles of Orientation and Mobility
RHBL 7325 Low Vision Implications
EDFN 7303 Introduction to Research and Its Applications
SPED 7305 Managing the Learning Environment
RHBL 7317 Introduction to Methods of Orientation and Mobility
RHBL 7318 Advanced Methods of Mobility
RHBL 7390 Practicum in Orientation and Mobility
RHBL 7395 Internship in Orientation and Mobility
Two online electives (6 credit hours) (May be transferred in from another university)

Courses required for the Graduate Certificate and national certification (15-24 hours):

COUN 7362 Psychological Aspects of Disability (equivalent course may be transferred in from another university)
RHBL 7315 Medical Aspects of Blindness and Associated Disabilities (equivalent course may be transferred in from another university)
RHBL 7316 Principles of Orientation and Mobility
RHBL 7325 Low Vision Implications (equivalent course may be transferred in from another university)
RHBL 7317 Introduction to Methods of Orientation and Mobility
RHBL 7318 Advanced Methods of Mobility
RHBL 7390 Practicum in Orientation and Mobility
RHBL 7395 Internship in Orientation and Mobility

Program Options:

Students may extend their program and complete a second master’s degree in a related area or one master’s degree and course work leading to certification in a second area. A minimum of 60 credit hours is required for two master’s degrees. Students electing one of these options must be fully admitted into both program emphasis areas and be advised by both emphasis area advisors.

Frequently selected options include:

MA in Rehabilitation of the Blind (MA in RB): Orientation and Mobility;

Graduate Certificate (GC) in Orientation and Mobility;

MA in RB: Orientation and Mobility and an MA in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling;

All courses in the curriculum, except the the methods classes and fieldwork, are available online.

Updated 8.8.2011