College of Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies

Students experiencing how it is to be blind.

Salus University offers excellent opportunities for those seeking a master’s degree or certificate in Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Onsite and distance learning opportunities, with practicum, case study, and field-based learning, give Salus University graduates extensive preparation for leadership in these high-demand fields. 

Impaired Vision programs were developed at Salus University in 1983, making Salus University the first institution in the country to offer four master’s degrees and certificates in the following areas:

Students may earn a master’s degree in one area and additional certificate(s) in one or more other disciplines.

All programs are now available through distance education and require a summer on-campus residency program to facilitate hands-on experience and practice.

Education programs are offered in the following formats:  distance education (online), on-campus (face-to-face), and blended (combination of distance education, on-campus and/or community assignments). 

In addition, the Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation, in partnership with other states, offers distance education programs in which all courses can be taken online or in the students’ state of residence. States with which the University has contracts vary from year to year.

The maximum number of years permitted to complete a low vision studies master’s degree program is five.

We invite you to learn more about our Education and Rehabilitation programs, our admissions requirements, and curricula. Please use the links on the left menu bar for more information, or call us at 215.780.1360.  We look forward to hearing from you.

At A Glance

Salus University
is home to the National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairment (NCLVI), a national collaborative model of 14 Carnegie Research Institutions that grants doctoral degrees with an emphasis in special education for children who are blind or visually impaired.  The model also includes 15 national blindness and higher education organizations.


updated 06.2014