Core Curriculum: Arizona

September 1, 1999

ARIZONA

09/01/1999

Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Disability Studies
The Institute for Human Development (IHD)
Northern Arizona University

Description: The Institute for Human Development (IHD), Arizona's University Affiliated Program, has instituted a free standing University-approved Graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Disability Studies. The Certificate is designed to prepare students from a variety of disciplines to enter the public and private fields of disabilities. The course of studies prepares students to work with individuals with disabilities and their families across the life-span in educational, residential, employment, recreational, and day program settings.

Program Design: The Graduate Certificate Program is composed of four major content areas: Disability Core, Interdisciplinary Seminar, Fieldwork/Practicum/Internship activities, and Independent/Research/Thesis Study activities. Students enrolling in this certificate program will complete 12-15 hours of training coordinated between the major discipline and the IHD.

Targeted Students: Graduate Student from Public Health, Special Education, General Education, School Psychology, Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, Health Psychology, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, etc.

Contact Person: Karen Applequist, Ph.D., Training Coordinator
Institute for Human Development
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Phone: (520) 523-9276
FAX: (520) 523-9127
Karen.Applequist@nau.edu