College of Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Blindness and Low Vision Programs

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Degree and Certificate Programs

Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation offers a Certificate Program and a Master of Science Program in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). Both programs prepare individuals to provide comprehensive vision rehabilitation therapy services to blind or visually impaired adults/older adults by providing the course work and supervised field experiences that are required for Vision Rehabilitation Therapist certification by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).

Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation offers part-time VRT master’s degree and certificate programs online, with on-campus attendance required during a single intensive 10-week Summer Institute for all methodology and hands-on coursework.

For students earning the VRT Master’s degree, an O&M certificate program is also available.

Scholarships are available to qualified applicants through a five-year, $500,000 grant from the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).

Course Sequence and Prerequisites

Both the Master of Science and Certificate Programs in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy are offered as part-time study.

All didactic course work must be completed prior to entry into the off-campus internship. Each student designs an Individualized Program of Studies (IPS) to ensure appropriate course sequencing and integration.