What will I learn?

Learn the science and art of assistive technology research and service delivery for people with disabilities - what works, for whom and why.

Program Resources

UB’s multidisciplinary Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) provides research, education and service to increase knowledge about assistive devices. In addition to faculty within the Department of Rehabilitation Science, you’ll work with faculty from architecture and planning; communicative disorders and sciences; counseling and educational psychology; geriatric medicine; law; mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering; nursing; rehabilitation medicine; and special education.

Additional Assistive and Rehabilitation Education Opportunities

In addition to the graduate certificate, you can study assistive and rehabilitation education at UB with the following options.

If you are pursuing the PhD degree in rehabilitation science or the post-professional MS degree in occupational therapy, take assistive technology (AT) courses as electives and engage in research in an AT-related area.
If you are pursuing graduate degrees in engineering, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, special education or other related discipline, take AT courses as electives.
If you are a working professional, enroll in individual courses on a non-matriculating basis.

Career Opportunities

A variety of professions apply assistive technology knowledge as part of their jobs, including:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Mechanical, industrial and software engineers
  • Physical therapists
  • Special educators
  • Disability service providers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Rehabilitation counselors

Which department am I in?

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (Up to 1 Year)

Tuition fees
US$22,650.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 January 2020, 31 August 2020


University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,


New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all; A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

For international students

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an assistive technology-related field
One year of human physiology and anatomy coursework
A minimum GPA of 3.0
A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test). Must be taken within two years prior to admission.

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About this uni

With New York City and Canada not far away, Buffalo is a brilliant base from which to explore the delights of North America.

  • 13:1 student faculty ratio.
  • 94% of recent UB graduates are in graduate school or employed.
  • World-renowned research centers.
  • Over 300 student clubs as well as competitive sports teams.