The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology prepares professionals who already have baccalaureate degrees for application to graduate programs in speech-language pathology. A master's degree would prepare them to work with clients across the lifespan.
Those students who already have a baccalaureate degree may obtain a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology by completing the following requirements.
- Complete the Admission Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs.
- Complete a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C. Satisfaction of all major requirements must be demonstrated through coursework completed after the award of the student's first baccalaureate degree.
|Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
|Language Development Across the Lifespan
|Phonology and Articulation Development and Disorders
|Neurological Foundations of Speech and Hearing
A minimum of 24 credits is required for the certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech Language Pathology will be able to:
- Identify anatomical structures and physiological processes that support the communication and swallowing processes.
- Describe the role of the systems of respiration, phonation, and articulation/resonance in the production of a spoken word.
- Identify milestones in normal speech and language development.
- Identify common disorders that affect the ability to communicate.
- Discuss the impact of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds on speech and language development and determination of speech or language difference vs. disorder.