Welcome to the new Department of Communication Sciences and
Disorders (CSD) at Jacksonville University in the College of Health Sciences.
We are excited to begin our academic program in CSD with launching of
undergraduate coursework in the fall of 2013 in the areas of language
development, phonetics and anatomy and physiology.
In fall of 2014 we plan to enroll the first students for a master
of science in speech-language pathology. In preparation for this degree
offering this spring we completed the Application for Accreditation Candidacy
and applied for this status with the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)
for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (www.asha.org).
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 JU administration and
community are excited for the launch of our program!
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 strategic plan is dedicated to
distinction in undergraduate and graduate education, clinical education and
translational research opportunities in speech-language pathology. If you
have questions about the program goals and vision please contact Wanda Klima (firstname.lastname@example.org),
administrative assistant to Dean Judith Erickson, College of Health Sciences.