Master of Science (MS) degree and Certificate program in Low Vision Rehabilitation (LVR)
Low Vision Rehabilitation programs prepare professionals to work in clinical rehabilitation and educational settings with people who have low vision. LVR specialists conduct functional visual assessments and provide instruction on skills to improve the individual’s performance in activities of daily life using optical devices, non-optical devices and/or assistive technology. Employment settings include optometric practices, low vision clinics, and Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.
Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary team approach to service delivery. Students represent disciplines such as rehabilitation counseling, vision rehabilitation therapy, special education, orientation and mobility, occupational therapy, social work, optometry and ophthalmology, among others.
The LVR program offers full-time and part-time options, and the majority of the curriculum is taught online, with a summer residency on campus, and an internship.
The Low Vision Rehabilitation programs have full accreditation status by the AER Accreditation Council (AERAC) of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), 5680 King Centre Drive, Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22315. University and college programs that are fully accredited have demonstrated, through performance, systems, processes, faculty and procedures, that they offer a high-quality learning experience and preparation for jobs and certifications.