College of Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Blindness and Low Vision Programs

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Programs | Course Schedules

Salus University is in the process of updating its curriculum and course description pages to reflect the College of Education and Rehabilitation's recent curriculum revision.  While the site is under construction, please contact cer@salus.edu for the latest updates.

Master of Science Degree Program

The Master of Science Program in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy requires didactic course work in addition to supervised field practice and a full-time off-campus internship.

Certificate Program

The Certificate Program in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy prepares professionals with expertise in related fields, (for example, occupational therapy, social work, gerontology, rehabilitation, special education in visual impairment, O& M, et cetera), to provide comprehensive vision rehabilitation therapy services to blind or visually impaired adults/older adults.  It requires didactic course work, supervised field practice and an off-campus internship.

Fall Courses
Course # Course Titles Credits Course Delivery Certificate Masters
700/501 Visual Impairment & Functional Implications 3 Distance Education Yes Yes
702/502 Assessment 1 Distance Education Yes Yes
703/503 Low Vision Assessment & Intervention 1 2 Distance Education Yes Yes
709/510 Critical Analysis of Research 2 Distance Education No Yes
779/560 Literary Braille Code 2 Distance Education Yes Yes
740/580 Principles of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy 1 Blended Yes Yes
Fall Course Totals 11      
Spring Courses
Course # Courses Titles Credits Course Delivery Certificate Masters
704/504 Low Vision Assessment & Intervention 2 3 Distance Education Yes Yes
706/507 Psychological & Social Dynamics of Visual Impairment 1.5 Blended Yes Yes
707/508 Teamwork & Collaboration .5 Distance Education Yes Yes
708/509 Visual Impairment & Additional Disabilities 2 Blended Yes Yes
710/511 Functional Applications of Research 2 Blended No Yes
711/512 Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 Distance Education Yes Yes
715/561 Braille Literacy Assessment and Instruction 2 Distance Education Yes Yes
716/562 Introduction to Assistive Technology 2 Distance Education Yes Yes
Spring Course Totals 15      
Summer Residency Courses
Course # Course Title Credits Course Delivery Certificate Masters
701/500 Foundations of Vision Rehabilitation & Education 1.5 Distance Education Yes Yes
705/505 Low Vision Assessment and Intervention Lab 1/3 1/2 On-Campus Yes Yes
769/506 Low Vision Assessment and Intervention Lab 2/4 1/2 On-Campus    
713/516 Orientation & Mobility for Vision Professionals 1 On-Campus Yes Yes
717/563 Literacy Lab 1 On-Campus Yes Yes
741/581 Independent Living Skills for Vision Rehabilitation Therapists 4 On-Campus Yes Yes
742/582 Communication Skills for Vision Rehabilitation Therapists 1 On-Campus Yes Yes
Summer Residency Course Totals 10.5/12.5      
After Completion of Required Courses
Course # Course Title Credits Course Delivery Certificate Masters
743/680 VRT Fieldwork 1/2 TBD Yes Yes
744/681 VRT Internship 4/6 TBD Yes Yes
745/683 VRT Comprehensive Examination 1 TBD No Yes
After Completion Required Cours Totals 6/9      
TOTAL 42.5/47.5      

Note:

Students starting after June 2009 should follow the 500-600 series course numbers and students who started prior to the 2009 date should follow the 700 series course numbers.