Clinical Rehabilitation and Technology Research Certificate

Advance your research and career in rehabilitation

UIC’s new certificate in clinical rehabilitation and technology research prepares you to take on a leadership role in outcomes research in rehabilitation.

Our program will prepare you to design new clinically applied research and enhance your communication and scientific writing skills. You’ll work one-on-one with a research mentor and engage in scientifically-based practice and team research. Start honing your research and statistical skills, and learn state of the art research technologies for your clinical practice.

This certificate prepares you for graduate curriculum in rehabilitation and application to post-graduate residency programs.

Understanding by doing

This graduate level, 20 credit hour certificate is typically completed in 12 months. It entails a specialized learning experience in the classroom and applied research settings. You’ll complete six core required courses, and have the flexibility to choose elective courses that meet your individual educational goals.

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Before you apply, make sure you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in health-related sciences
  • Good academic standing if you’re a current degree-seeking student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Are you a currently enrolled UIC professional or graduate student?

–For the full Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation and Technology Research: Email Erin Fagan,, for a streamlined application form.

–For an individual certificate courses as an elective: Email each instructor for approval. After approval, if you have any trouble registering email Erin Fagan,


Applications are due July 15 for Fall and November 15 for Spring.


  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

Official UIC application

Submit your application online via the UIC Website—just follow the instructions listed there. There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants.

You don’t have to enter and submit all application information in one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to. You can also return to the system checklist as often as you like to see what materials have been uploaded and verified as received.


Upload official transcripts from each university and college attended.

Personal statement

Submit a 300- to 500-word personal statement, with an emphasis on your career and research goals.

Letters of recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation in support of your application.

People who can comment meaningfully on your work in academic and professional settings are best suited to submit recommendations. Don’t seek recommendations from peers, family, friends or social acquaintances. Each person should be asked to submit their recommendation online.

International students

If English is not your native language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the exam of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Scores must be submitted to UIC directly using the institutional code 1851.

We require a minimum score of 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21.

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Still wondering what a certificate in clinical rehabilitation and technology research can do for you? Have questions about the application process? Contact Erin Fagan for help.

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