Full course description
This microcredential course provides training on the law, best practices for accessibility, the disability accommodation approval process, health science-specific accommodations, and how to communicate respectfully about disability. Learners who complete the course will have a deeper understanding of how the law informs practices and procedures and will also have a better understanding of how to meet the needs of diverse learners. This is a self-paced course.
This course is needed because more and more students with disabilities are being admitted to universities. Most faculty and staff know that there is a disability services office, but they may not know how or why things are done in that office. In addition, there is often a lot of faculty and staff turn-over, so having this course available as part of the on-boarding/training process of a new staff member can help the faculty or staff understand how to meet the needs of the students they will support and/or teach on this campus and on similar campuses.
Often, questions arise about the accommodations that are granted and about the interactive process that must be followed to determine reasonable accommodations based on the functional limitations created by a disability. This course will address these concerns.
To earn the microcredential, participants will complete nine modules that cover a wide-range of topics. There are lecture videos, written content, and interactive activities throughout each module that will provide guidance and information to better prepare the learner to support students with disabilities. There are discussion questions and assignments to complete that will demonstrate the participant has learned and can apply the information presented.
In 2015-2016, it was reported that 19% of undergraduate students and 12% of graduate students have reported having a disability (National Center for Educational Statistics). In the United States, 26% of the population has a disability, and the number is highest in the southern part of the country (Centers for Disease Control). As schools are becoming more inclusive, the number of students with disabilities is likely to climb. This microcredential will help prepare participants to meet the needs of the students who continue to seek higher education opportunities, regardless of their disability status
Preview the pathway for the completed microcredential at this link (Accessibility for Health Science Educators Microcredential) in order to review microcredential requirements.
Accreditation and Designation Statements:
AOA Physician Accreditation and Designation Statements
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this program for a maximum of 5.00 AOA Category 2B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
Joint Accreditation and Designation Statements
In support of improving patient care, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Designation Statement (AMA)
The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses Designation Statement
This activity provides up to 5.00 contact hour(s).
Pharmacists Designation Statement
This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN# JA0004637-0000-23-004-H99-P and will award 5.00 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE Providers.
Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. UNTHSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.
Certified Public Health Professionals
This activity is approved for 5.00 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.
Licensed Professional Counselors
University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies that this meets the requirements for continuing education under Texas Administrative Code. This activity provides up to 5.00 CEU credits.
HSC Participation Credit
The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 5.00 hours of participation.