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Developmental Disabilities

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Program Summary

SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/16/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Spring 2022
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 10
Cost per credit: $693

Phillip Rumrill

Director of Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities

Director of Research and Training at the UK Human Development Institute

The Graduate School

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This program may require some in-person activity (e.g. an on-site exam, orientation, or lab). Contact the program director for details.

Attain the skills that prepares professionals from a broad range of disciplines to provide services and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families. 

Program Summary

SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/16/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Spring 2022
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 10
Cost per credit: $693

Go farther with our coursework that emphasizes the lifespan from an
interdisciplinary perspective.
 

The Developmental Disabilities Graduate Certificate program is housed in the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute. Students have the opportunity to conduct a research project, participate in a practicum, and work with individuals with developmental disabilities along with the individual’s family, to gain invaluable field experience.

A limited number of stipends up to $3,000 may be available to support students enrolling in this program! 

Admission Requirements 

  • Admission to the UK Graduate School 
  • A scholarly writing sample 
  • A 500-word personal statement indicating why you want to attain this certificate
  • Current resume/vita 
  • Two letters of recommendation (If not currently attending UK) 
  • Completed Graduate Certificate Application 

 

Certificate Application Certificate Information Sheet

Course Requirements 

HDI 600 - Interdisciplinary Approaches (2 credit hours)

HDI 602 - Interdisciplinary Supports (2 credit hours)

HDI 603 - Practicum (2 credit hours)

HDI 604 - Interdisciplinary Leadership Seminar (2 credit hours)


And, one elective of the following options: 
HDI 601 (2 credit hours)
HDI 605 (2 credit hours)
Or approved outside course


Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Phillip Rumrill

Director of Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities

Director of Research and Training at the UK Human Development Institute

The Graduate School

This program may require some in-person activity (e.g. an on-site exam, orientation, or lab). Contact the program director for details.

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.