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Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Program

Get prepared for a unique career allowing you to work with people of all ages who have visual impairments. As a student in orientation and mobility (O&M) you’ll learn a multitude of competencies to help individuals with visual impairments access training that supports safe, efficient and independent travel skills.  

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Program Features

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Career Paths

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A COMS may work in a variety of settings, including schools, early intervention programs serving infants, toddlers, and their families, educational service centers, residential schools for the blind, rehabilitation centers, adult services, veterans administration hospitals, or as private contractors serving a multitude of clients.

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Licensure Requirements 

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Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree

Minimum Program hours: 23

Deadline to apply:

  • August 24 (Autumn)
  • January 15 (Spring)
  • June 19 (Summer)
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Program Start

Autumn, Spring, Summer

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Licensure Disclosure 

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

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Danene Fast, Assistant Professor, Clinical