Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals to apply the principles of psychology, engineering, and occupational therapy to the design and implementation of technological interventions and systems to promote patient rehabilitation and function.

Includes instruction in ergonomics, seating and mobility design, universal and near environment systems design, rehabilitation research, rehabilitation biomechanics, access and communications design, microprocessor-based technologies, neurological trauma, standards and testing, and service delivery management.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering Major?

With a degree in this major, you will have a career with public or private rehabilitation agencies, hospitals, voluntary organizations, community rehabilitation programs, university-based programs, research facilities, or you may work as a private consultant to any of these agencies.

 

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Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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