Disability Studies and Community Inclusion - Graduate Certificate

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Disability Studies and Community Inclusion graduate certificate prepares students to be leaders in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities, across the lifespan and in community life. The focus is to understand the nature, meaning, health, social and political implications and consequences of disability within the context of a diverse and global culture. Following guidelines from the Society for Disability Studies, the certificate is interdisciplinary, challenges the view of disability as an individual defect that can be remedied through medical intervention and includes national and international perspectives, policies, literature, culture and history.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Disclosure statement for this certificate.

Graduate Certificates for the College of Education, Health and Human Services

  • Students seeking a graduate certificate must maintain a minimum 3.000 grade point average. A graduate certificate student who receives a combination of more than 8 credit hours of B or lower grades, or more than 4 credit hours of grades lower than C is subject to dismissal. Students who are unable to maintain academic standards of the College are subject to dismissal for academic reasons. Grades of C- or below are not counted toward completion of the certificate.
  • Certificates must be completed within six years after the first graduate enrollment.
  • No more than 2 credit hours of workshop may be used toward a certificate.
  • Before being eligible to be awarded a Certificate, students must be admitted to the Certificate program.
  • Students currently in a graduate degree program may also apply to a certificate program. Their degree seeking coursework may be applied to the certificate coursework with advisor approval. The courses must be completed within six years and satisfy certificate course requirements
  • Students who have a previous graduate degree and are not currently seeking another graduate degree may transfer a maximum 6 credit hours with advisor approval. These credits may include hours from another KSU program, or from another accredited institution, if the following conditions are met: (1) courses were at the graduate level; (2) a grade of "A" or "B" was earned; (3) credit will be less than six years old at the time the certificate is conferred at Kent; and (4) student was admitted as a graduate student at the time the course was taken.
  • Some program areas may be more restrictive. Students are advised to consult their program.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

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Certificate Requirements
RHAB 67725PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF DISABILITY 3
SRM 56001PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF COMMUNITY INCLUSION 3
SRM 63096INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN EXERCISE, LEISURE AND SPORT 1
Certificate Electives, choose from the following:10
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT
HEALTH COMMUNICATION
SCHOOL LAW AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
BIOBEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF DISEASE PREVENTION IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
HEALTH BEHAVIOR
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
WEALTH, POVERTY AND POWER
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION NEEDS
CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION NEEDS
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS
INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES
COLLEGE TEACHING IN THEATRE
Minimum Total Credit Hours:17

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA
3.000
  • Students declared in a doctoral degree should enroll in the doctoral level version of these courses, if offered.