Program Snapshot


The University of Florida College of Medicine’s online Professional Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be completed in as little as two semesters.

Position yourself for success with specialized training in recognizing and treating autism disorder and working with individuals who are affected, from a top autism program and university.

The UF online autism spectrum disorder certificate is designed and taught by autism experts at the University of Florida College of Medicine, who specialize in autism research, treatment and education. The program gives current and aspiring professionals in diverse fields including psychology, medicine, education, nursing, mental health, public health and business the opportunity to train with UF autism experts in a flexible and engaging distance learning environment.

Florida exceptional student education (ESE) teachers can complete the University of Florida ASD Certificate to satisfy the training requirement for the Department of Education autism endorsement.

Our online autism spectrum disorder certificate curriculum reflects current research and clinical practice standards. It spans a broad range of topics, including:

  • Biomedical aspects of ASD
  • Treatment and intervention of ASD
  • Supports and services across the lifespan
  • Historical perspectives and global trends in diagnosis of ASD

The program provides curricular training as a foundation for providing improved care, policymaking, and support and services for people living with ASD and their families.