Certificate in Developmental Disabilities

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The undergraduate certificate in Developmental Disabilities in UC's School of Social Work within the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) is designed to provide students from social work, allied health, nursing, medicine, political science, psychology, sociology, counseling, criminal justice, and other disciplines with knowledge and skills to work with persons with developmental disabilities in a variety of social, healthcare, and educational settings. Students will explore and understand theories, programs, policies, interventions, and services related to this population.


Students will increase their competitiveness for positions in organizations that work for and with individuals with developmental disabilities, including healthcare providers, home-based services, education providers, recreation agencies, and other private and public sector organizations.

Review the program outline to access program curriculum(s) and more.

In order to be admitted into the Developmental Disabiliites certificate, please fill out the Declaration of Intent form. 

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School of Social Work

Health Sciences Building

PO Box 210108 | Cincinnati, OH 45221-0108

Phone: (513) 556-4615 | Fax: (513) 556-2077