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“Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'... disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live.”     

- Neil Marcus

Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology

About the Program & Who Should Apply

The Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology, located in the UNH Department of Occupational Therapy, is a 15-credit program, available to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher. The certificate is designed to provide practical, hands-on training in the application of assistive technology for individuals of all ages, who experience physical, sensory, and/or cognitive impairments that affect participation at home, school, or work. Coursework includes basic principles of assessment, selection, fabrication, and training in the use of assistive technology. Graduates of the program are prepared to provide a wide variety of assistive technology services including: conducting evaluations and consultations; designing, fabricating, modifying, customizing, and maintaining devices; and assistive technology service coordination. Graduates of the program are also prepared to work in collaborative teams and to become leaders in the application of assistive technology. This certificate program is appropriate for individuals pursuing or engaged in the following careers: occupational, physical, speech, or recreation therapy; rehabilitation counseling; engineering; education; special education; or nursing. Weekend format accommodates those who are employed full-time.

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Contact Information

Therese Willkomm, Ph.D. ATP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services
121 Hewitt Hall
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-1056 or (603) 491-6555

Links & Additional Resources

UNH College of Health and Human Services

UNH College of Health and Human Services - Department of Occupational Therapy

UNH Graduate School

Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (AT in NH)