Professional Certificate Overview
The UF College of Medicine’s online Professional Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder comprises four 3-credit required courses, for a total of 12 credit hours. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent may apply for admission to the program. Students can go at their own pace in terms of how many courses they want to take at a time. Students can complete the program in as few as two semesters by taking two courses per semester.
The Professional Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder is a perfect fit for professionals who desire the specialized skills necessary to pursue positions dedicated to treating individuals with ASD or to complement their existing work. 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. Those who can benefit include:
- Healthcare providers
- Speech Pathologists
- Behavior Analysts
- Family members of individuals with ASD
- Others with an accredited Bachelor’s degree in any field
Students will have the opportunity to learn from faculty members who are statewide, nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field, who have conducted seminal work in understanding biomedical aspects of ASD and treating and working with individuals who are affected.
The goal of this program is to equip professionals in diverse fields — including psychology, medicine, education, nursing, mental health, public health, business and many others — with knowledge of biomedical, clinical and social aspects of autism spectrum disorder. Students will learn effective strategies for treating, working and interacting with patients, students, clients, customers, employees and other individuals who are affected.
Professional Certificate Admission Requirements
The minimum requirements to apply to the professional certificate program are:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent
- An upper-division GPA of at least 2.0 (Grade C) from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent