Disability Services

Helping to Find Answers

We’re committed to determining your best options and implementing reasonable accommodations. Whether it’s a temporary challenge or the need for an accommodation, our team is here to help. UMA’s Office of Disability Services is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to reach their goals. If you have a disability that could make it difficult for you to meet your academic obligations and complete your schoolwork, we encourage you to contact us.

UMA is committed to compliance with applicable standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504). UMA will provide reasonable and individualized academic accommodations for students who have demonstrated a need for such accommodations due to their disabilities and have requested reasonable and appropriate accommodations. If you are a student or a prospective student with a disability and would like to request an accommodation, please follow the procedures contained in the Disability Services Manual, linked below, or contact the office of Disability Services directly using the contact information below. Pregnant Students (Title IX) UMA is committed to supporting pregnant students, so that they can stay in school and complete their education, and thereby build better lives for themselves and their children. If you are pregnant and need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Disability Services.

Request Accommodations

If you have a documented disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations, please complete a “Disability Assistance” help request in the PUMA Den. Contact Ultimate Medical Academy’s Office of Disability Services at 888-333-1454, or email disabilityservices@ultimatemedical.edu with any questions.

Higher Education Disability Laws

There are three federal statutes which oversee the provision of disability services in higher education. These statutes are civil rights laws that provide access to and prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 applies to any institution receiving federal financial aid.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 - The ADA requires that reasonable accommodations, which do not fundamentally alter the program requirements or standards, are to be provided to qualified individuals unless they cause an undue burden.
  • Title IX - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.