College of Education and Rehabilitation
The College of Education and Rehabilitation offers a variety of degree and certificate programs for low vision and blindness professionals, teachers of those with sensory impairments, and our newest programs in Occupation Therapy. All of the degree and certificate programs listed below are designed to appeal to students who are focused on becoming the best in their profession and have the signature Salus University holistic approach to education. We invite you to explore the College of Education and Rehabilitation's web pages. Discover new possibilities - whether you have a newly earned undergraduate degree are looking to continue your education or want a fulfilling and satisfying second career path.
Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment
Salus University offers excellent opportunities for those seeking a master’s degree or certificate in Education and/or Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired. On site 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:
- Low Vision Rehabilitation
- Orientation and Mobility
- Education for Teachers of Children with Visual and Multiple Disabilities
- Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (formerly Rehabilitation Teaching)
All programs, with the exception of the full-time master’s degree in Orientation and Mobility, are offered through distance education. All distance education master’s degree programs require an on-campus summer residency to facilitate hands-on experience and practice.
In 2012, the College was proud to launch its Occupational Therapy program (OT), which offers various pathways into practice: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree, a combined MSOT/OTD degree or an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree. In addition to their clinical education, OT students receive the interdisciplinary academic experience that is a hallmark of the Salus community of professional graduate students from our Optometry, Audiology and Physician Assistant Studies programs.
The OT degree programs at Salus are designed with an eye to the singular purpose of Occupational Therapy: the maintenance and restoration of human meaning and function by means of therapeutic occupation. All of our students work in synergy with faculty, mentors, peers and consumers to reaffirm the occupational nature of humans and the principles of utilizing occupation as therapy.
All of Salus University’s programs are designed with a holistic philosophy, and our experienced faculty is fully accessible and committed to the development and support of our students.
We invite you to learn more about our Education and Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy programs and our admissions requirements. Please use the links on the left menu bar for more information, or call:
Office of Admission
800.824.6262 (option 1)
The University is proud to have been the first institution to develop the impaired vision degree programs that are offered today.
Our new entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program contains an embedded Master of Science degree (MSOT).