Considering a career in Speech Language Pathology?
The Master’s SLP at JU is being designed for those students planning careers as speech-language pathologists with a primary goal to develop professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, voice, swallowing language, and cognitive disorders with emphasis on the practice of medical speech-language pathology. Under the direction of experienced faculty, students will gain the skills needed to assess and treat individuals with diverse needs.
A master's degree in speech pathology is generally required for students looking to become speech-language pathologists. Speech pathologists can work in schools, hospitals and private health offices and diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of communication, speech, and language disorders.
Currently, Jacksonville University is now offering the prerequisite courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders. These prerequisite courses are needed for students to meet the general course requirements prior to application to a master’s program in speech language pathology.
Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field that is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, or the equivalent, must complete these prerequisite courses before they begin graduate work in speech-language pathology regardless of the institution they attend for graduate school.
These new JU courses will combine face to face interaction with faculty and distance learning modules starting this fall semester 2013. The department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers interested students the following:
Note: Jacksonville University is seeking accreditation with the Council on Academic Accreditation (asha.org) for the initiation of a graduate program in speech language pathology.
The Master’s SLP at JU is being designed for those students planning careers as speech-language pathologists with a primary goal to develop professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, voice, swallowing language, and cognitive disorders with emphasis on the practice of medical speech-language pathology. Under the direction of experienced faculty, students can gain the skills needed to assess and treat individuals with diverse needs.
Fall 2013 course offerings in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 200 Phonetics (3 cr): This course provides intensive training in the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet for transcribing American English in typical and disordered speech.
Learn the International Phonetic Alphabet which was designed to represent only those qualities of speech that are distinctive in oral language and used to represent additional qualities of speech associated with speech disorders.
CSD 201 Speech and Language Development (3 cr): This course provides an overview of typical speech and language development. This information provides a basis for understanding atypical development, delays, and disorders of speech and language in children.
Knowledge acquired provides a basis for understanding atypical development, delays, and disorders of speech and language in children. Discover the nature of how speech and language develop and the impact of learning on their development.
CSD 202 Intro to Speech Production Disorders (3 cr): This course covers speech production disorders: articulation, motor speech, resonation, voice and dysfluency.
Learn about the impact that diseases have on speaking, using language and communication.
CSD 300 Neuroanatomy (3 cr): This course defines the structures and functions of the human nervous system and the neurological processes involved in central and peripheral neurological disorders. Examine the central and peripheral nervous systems that support speech, language and communication.
CSD 301 Speech Anatomy & Physiology (3 cr): This course introduces elementary anatomy, physiology and neurophysiology of the speech production mechanism.
Study the structure of the oral, laryngeal and respiratory systems for production of sounds, swallowing and breathing.
CSD 400 Clinical Observation (1 cr): This course will serve to manage and track student observation hours that were completed with certified speech-language pathologists engaged in assessment and treatment of patients at clinical observation sites.
It is anticipated that students enrolled in the JU undergraduate hybrid courses will be required to be present in lecture on the JU campus approximately 4-6 sessions during the fall semester. The remaining course instruction will be delivered via JU’s Blackboard platform. Therefore, course instruction will be a combination of traditional classroom lecture integrated with the electronic platform. We look forward to having you in our classes!