Overview and specifics

Number

2-656-1-2

Level

Graduate

Credits

45 credits

Duration

2 years

Specifics

  • New program
  • Full-time
  • Offered at the Montréal campus
  • Day course
  • Without dissertation or thesis track
  • Visual Impairment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Activities of Daily Living

Description

We are pleased to announce a new option in the Master of Science program. This option, offered in English by the School of Optometry at the Université de Montréal, is called Visual Impairment & Rehabilitation.

This program produces professionals who provide rehabilitation services to people of all ages who are blind or who have low vision. There are three concentrations (or tracks) in the program, enabling one to specialize in Low Vision, Orientation & Mobility, or Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. The program is composed of three (3) segments: a 15-credit core segment, common to all 3 concentrations, a 23-credit specialty-area segment, consisting of courses and internships, and a 7-credit research segment. It should be possible for a student to complete the program in 16 months although two full academic years are allowed, if necessary.

Certification through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals

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Strengths

A program affiliated with the School of Optometry, whose mission is articulated around three axes: teaching, research and outreach. The School achieves its mission by pursuing the objectives of relevance, quality and openness, and seeks to position the University of Montreal, in the Francophonie as well as internationally, among the leaders for training and research in the science of vision, eye health and rehabilitation in visual impairment.

Members of the Graduate Studies Committee

  • Jean-François Bouchard, Ph.D.
  • Claude Giasson, Ph.D.
  • Aarlenne Khan, Ph.D.
  • Olga Overbury, Ph.D., president

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