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CSUN's MS in Assistive Technology Studies & Human Services

Description
This presentation provides a description of CSUN's Master of Science in Assistive Technology Studies & Human Services, including admission requirements, support services, and professional opportunities. Program Description: The Master of Science in Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services is a program that serves mid-career professionals who wish to focus or refocus their careers at the intersection of the fields of assistive technology and human services. This cohorted, online program provides graduates with knowledge, technical skills, and managerial abilities needed for success in specific areas of professional practice and for leadership in the field. Moreover, the program prepares graduates to become innovative and cross-discipline team leaders in assistive and recuperative technology. The Master of Science Degree in ATHS provides a forward thinking, graduate program in Assistive Technology, with an interdisciplinary approach, emphasizing the human/design interface, and exploring the concept of universal accessibility. Goal - Enable persons with disabilities to live more independently through assistive technology With more than 4,000 developing technologies that enable persons with disabilities to live more productive, independent and fulfilling lives, this academic discipline has emerged to provide human services professionals with a variety of skills and theoretical knowledge to ensure that assistive technology (AT) users are able to access and benefit fully from advances in the field. CSUN - Gain essential knowledge from a world-renowned disability-services leader Internationally recognized for its expertise in disability services, CSUN created its online Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services (ATHS) program to meet the growing demand for skilled AT specialists, who can assess, assist, train, and empower those using assistive technology in their daily lives. As the first master’s degree of its kind in Southern California, CSUN’s ATHS program prepares students to synthesize the interconnections between human and technological factors, explain and interpret product design and function, assess AT users’ needs, interpret the legal and political history of assistive technology, and develop relevant delivery protocols. Offered in collaboration with CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development, this two-year, online, 10-course program prepares working professionals for rewarding careers that enhance the lives of those who rely on assistive-technology devices. Designed to Meet the Needs of Working Professionals Work-friendly scheduling: This fully online program provides busy adults with significant flexibility for completing coursework at times and in places that fit their schedules. CSUN’s online programs are held to the same high standards of academic excellence and student achievement as the university’s on-campus programs. Every online program is taught by both full- and part-time faculty, whose engagement with online students is equivalent to their interaction with students on campus. Cohort-format: Students progress through the program as a group. This format not only ensures on-time program completion but also maximizes interaction with faculty and fellow students. The cohort format also results in the formation of highly valuable and long-lasting networking relationships that last well beyond graduation. Exceptional support services: From application to graduation, students enjoy the one-on-one support of a designated program coordinator and a CSUN faculty member assigned to coordinate the efforts of all teaching in the program. This support frees busy professionals from navigating the University's administrative systems to focus on their studies. Distinguished faculty: Taught by prominent experts in their respective disciplines, CSUN’s ATHS program provides an essential knowledge base for career development in the rapidly growing AT and human services field. Contact vicky.jaque@csun.edu  
Audience
Higher Education
Audience Level
Beginning  
Session Summary (Abstract)
This presentation provides a description of CSUN's Master of Science in Assistive Technology Studies & Human Services, including admission requirements, support services, and professional opportunities.  
Session Type
General Track  
Topic
  • Education

Presenter

  • S. Victoria Jaque
    CSUN ATHS MS program

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