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Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Building a Strong Foundation in Speech Language Pathology
Discover Jacksonville, Florida and the new College of Health Sciences. With new resources and an eye on the needs of the 21st century workforce for healthcare delivery, the new Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is set to begin. We are excited to begin our academic program in CSD; we launched the undergraduate coursework in the fall of 2013 in the areas of language development, phonetics and anatomy and physiology.

In the fall of 2014, pending approval of the Application for Accreditation Candidacy with the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (www.asha.org),  we plan to enroll the first students in the Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) program. 

Candidacy status requires compliance with the Standards for Accreditation in a logical sequence over several years. This will allow our new programs to evolve over time and to secure necessary resources to administer the program while being closely monitored by the CAA. The Jacksonville University (JU) administration and community are excited for the launch of our new CSD curriculum! 

There is an especially strong need for speech-language pathologists in our health care and educational systems.  Following CAA approval, the JU MS SLP program will be the only North Central Florida program offering this exceptional educational experience.

The College of Health Sciences Vision is dedicated to distinction in both the newly formed undergraduate curriculum and graduate clinical education, as well as translational research opportunities in speech-language pathology. 

Image_001.jpgIf you have questions about the program goals and vision please contact Sally Lynch (slynch@ju.edu), administrative assistant, College of Health Sciences or Christine Sapienza, PhD., Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Program Director for Speech-Language Pathology at csapien@ju.edu.
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Brooks understands the importance speech-language pathologists have on patient care and outcomes and while we are one of the area’s largest employers of speech-language pathologists, it is also one of our toughest positions to recruit.  Having a resource at JU will be a huge asset, not only to Brooks but to this community.  "By collaborating with JU to develop the speech language pathology program, we’ll be able to integrate students into the Brooks system where they can learn from our experts". See full article here Brooks article 2013.pdfBrooks article 2013.pdf