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Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/11/2020
07/24/2020
Start Dates: 05/12/2020
08/17/2020
Cost per credit: $693

Walt Bower

Preservice Training Director

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.

Play a leadership role in providing services and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities is a great way to receive formal academic credit in the field of developmental disabilities. Human services are interdisciplinary in nature; therefore, professionals working in the field of developmental disabilities can benefit greatly from an interdisciplinary lifespan approach to services, supports, and leadership.

Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/11/2020
07/24/2020
Start Dates: 05/12/2020
08/17/2020
Cost per credit: $693

Promote self-determination, community integration and inclusion
 

If you are working in the human services field or have plans to, this Certificate is for you. Our students come from a wide variety of academic disciplines, including education, law, rehabilitation sciences, psychology, social work, public health, gerontology and health promotion. All courses are taught by faculty from a number of academic departments and state agencies.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a practicum and work directly with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. 

Required Courses
HDI600 – Interdisciplinary Approaches to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities and special health care needs.
HDI602 – Interdisciplinary Supports.
HDI603 – Practicum.
HDI604 – Interdisciplinary Leadership Seminar.
Elective – HDI601, HDI605, or outside course.
Complete a research project under faculty supervision.

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Admission and Application Information

Application is simple. Any student who has earned a bachelor’s degree is eligible to apply for admission to the Certificate program. If you are not currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky, you must apply to the UK Graduate School in addition to the Certificate program. For Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Admissions page.

Admissions are open and applicants usually adhere to the Graduate School's application deadline schedule.  Majority plan and submit applications the semester prior to beginning coursework. Students are typically admitted for a fall start date. 


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.


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Walt Bower

Preservice Training Director

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.