• Other Health Disabilities Certificate

    Hamline’s Other Health Disabilities (OHD) Certificate program offers course content that is directly aligned with competencies recommended by OHD practitioners in Minnesota and the Council for Exceptional Children to Teachers, special educators, and personnel in related services.


    "Other Health Disabilities, or OHD, refers to a wide range of chronic or acute health conditions, including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or AD/HD, that may be either congenital or acquired. Health disabilities may be mild or severe, progressive, and often have symptoms that vary in intensity from day to day. Medications, treatments, therapies, and repeated hospitalizations for a range of chronic or acute health conditions can affect a student's ability to learn and function at school. 

    -Source: Minnesota Low Incidence Projects (2019).

    Why Hamline?

    Coursework in this certificate leads to greater understanding and collaboration between schools, the community, families, and the medical team. Discussion and ideas for creating collaborative relationships to support the overall educational plans of OHD learners are woven throughout the coursework. 

    Assist educators in gaining the skills necessary to enable students with chronic health conditions to successfully reach their full potential. 

    Program Overview

    Program delivery: Online
    Time to complete: 9 to 12 months is typical
    Program start: Fall, Spring, and Summer terms
    Curriculum: 12 credits (9 required and 3 elective)
    Course listings See Graduate Professional Development (Continuing Studies)  
    Cost: View current tuition rates (See Continuing Studies and Certificates)

    Make Your Credits Count For More 

    Your coursework in the Other Health Disabilities certificate program may be applied to Hamline School of Education’s Master of Arts in Education.

    Courses

    12 credits are required to complete the Other Health Disabilities certificate. Earn the Traumatic Brain Injury certificate by taking 4 additional credits.   

    Required Courses for Students who begin prior to 2020
    SPED 7081: Other Health Disabilities 101 (2 credits)
    SPED 7082: Cognitive Aspects of Chronic Health (1 credit)
    SPED 7083: Biomedical Aspects of Physical and Developmental Disabilities (2 credits)
    SPED 7084: Neurobiological Disorders (2 credits)
    SPED 7085: ADHD Learners (1 credit)
    SPED 7995: Final Synthesis (1 credit) 
    Elective Credits: Contact gcs@hamline.edu to find out about elective options.   

    Required Courses for Students who begin after 2020
    SPED 7081: Other Health Disabilities 101 (2 credits)
    SPED 7082: Cognitive Aspects of Chronic Health (2 credits)
    SPED 7083: Biomedical Aspects of Physical and Developmental Disabilities (2 credits)
    SPED 7084: Neurobiological Disorders (2 credits)
    SPED 7065: Applications of Grief and Loss in the Schools (2 credits)
    SPED 7995: Final Synthesis (2 credits) 

    Certificate Completion Process

    Once you have completed the requirements of the Other Health Disabilities Certificate, you may request your printed certificate. Orders are processed at the end of fall, spring, and summer semesters; you can expect to receive your certificate four to six weeks after you submit your request.

    Learn More

    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about how you can pursue the Other Health Disabilities Certificate.

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