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  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Health Science, Speech-Language Pathology Specialization BS


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College of Health Sciences and Education
Department Chair Glen Tellis, PhD

 

Speech-language pathology offers a five-year, entry-level masters’ program. Students completing this curriculum will receive the bachelor of science degree in health science at the conclusion of the fourth year of study if the student has met all undergraduate major, core, and free elective requirements, as described in the plan of study.

Students completing the BS in Health Science will:

  1. Students will integrate and demonstrate knowledge of diverse research designs from both the qualitative and quantitative paradigms, and will conceptually synthesize and demonstrate all steps of the research process.
  2. Demonstrate critical reasoning skills in the patient care process by conducting a client assessment, identifying functional problems, and developing an appropriate intervention plan.
  3. Interact and communicate professionally and courteously with clients while demonstrating the necessary clinical competencies required within their respective health care discipline.

Statement of Program Assessment for BS in Health Science:

Program courses are evaluated each semester via both University facutly evaluations and individual department course evaluations in the Speech Language Pathology.

The Speech Language Pathology curriculum is evaluated by assessment measures which include fieldwork and clinical pass rates, Board pass rates, alumni job placement rates, alumni surveys, and employer satisfaction surveys.

Individual student performance is monitored via assessment each semester of student attainment of the required GPA in the major in the Speech Language Pathology department.

Plans of study for the graduate year, and all other information regarding the program, may be found in the Speech-Language Pathology MS  program section

Sequence of Required Courses


First Year


First Semester


Total Credits 16

Total Credits 18

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Total Credits 17

Second Semester


Total Credits 15

Senior Year


Total Credits 17

* If students take both Hearing Seminar and Differential Diagnosis with Diagnostic Ciinic, the credit load will be 18 credits. If students take Hearing Seminar in the second semester, and take Clinic I instead of Differential Diagnosis and Clinic, the credit load will be 16 credits.

Total Credits 17

* If students take both Hearing Seminar and Differential Diagnosis with Diagnostic Ciinic, the credit load will be 18 credits. If students take Hearing Seminar in the first semester, and take Clinic II instead of Differential Diagnosis and Clinic, the credit load will be 16 credits.

Note


Note 1: Students are required to take two clinics (e.g., SLP 505 , SLP 605 , SLP 601 , or SLP 602 ) and are only required to take SLP 560 Differential Diagnosis in Communication Disorders  (3cr) with SLP 555 Diagnostic Clinic in Communication Disorders  (1cr) once and SLP 515 Hearing Seminar  once; Students will be split between the two semesters of SLP 515 Hearing Seminar  in the senior year.

Note 2: Students who pursue Education Specialist Certification will need to pass the PRAXIS-SLP and complete a fieldwork in an educational setting.

Note 3: After completion of bachelor’s degree requirements, students are matriculated to the graduate phase of the program, and will follow the “Final Year ” schedule to complete master’s degree requirements.

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