Sorrento, ItalyPathways to Speech Language Pathology

Sorrento Pathways

About the Program

Jacksonville University’s award-winning Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences is now offering Pathways to Speech Language Pathology. During the course of one semester, you’ll complete coursework online. The program continues in person where you’ll travel to Italy for an in person culminating field and study experience on location in mid May of 2023.

Pathways to Speech Language Pathology is specifically designed for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a field other than Communication Sciences and Disorders and need to complete specific required coursework before applying to a Master’s program in SLP. The courses meet the pre-admission requirements necessary for consideration and potential admission into a SLP accredited university in the United States and can be completed in one summer.

 

CSD 204: Phonetics
CSD 205: Speech & Language Development:
CSD 350: Speech & Hearing Science
CSD 350: Anatomy & Physiology/Neuroanatomy
CSD 350: Speech & Language Disorders
CSD 400: Clinical Observation

Deadlines

Admissions

Priority Deadline for Course Registration & Field Study in Italy February 13, 2023
Final Deadline for Course Registration April 17, 2023

Field Study

Italy Field Experience May 17, 2023- May 25, 2023
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Why Choose Our Program?

  • Students completing the Pathways to SLP program with a 3.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed a priority interview for JU's Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program should they choose to apply
  • Historically, 100% of the SLP Pathways students who have applied to JU's MS in SLP program were admitted
  • Students can customize their program based on their academic needs and choose to study the 3, 4 or 5 courses they need
  • All courses are offered online, providing students with the highest level of flexibility.
  • The prerequisite coursework with JU and the SLP Pathways program, prepares students for Speech-Language Pathology programs nationwide
  • The study abroad trip in Sorrento, Italy, offers students international experiential learning and better prepares them for their future career
     

How to ApplyAdmissions

  • This program first requires acceptance into Jacksonville University. Click below to begin your application.
  • Upon acceptance, you will receive further information from the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and the Study Abroad & Away office. 

Program Dates


Application Deadline


Priority Deadline for Course Registration and Field Study in Italy

February 13, 2023

Final Deadline for Course Registration
April 17, 2023


Online Coursework

May 1 - July 28, 2023

Onsite Field Experience
May 17 - May 25, 2023

 Prices


5 Courses and Clinical Observation: $9,750 + $500 Italy program fee
4 Courses and Clinical Observation $8,750 + $500 Italy program fee
3 Courses and Clinical Observation: $7,250 + $500 Italy program fee
Italy Program Fee $500
Tuition and Program fee includes:

  • Double occupancy hotel
  • Program related excursions
  • 24-hour on-site support
  • International medical and accidental
  • Insurance
    Note: Airfare and meals are not included. All students will fly in and out of Rome–Fiumicino International Airport (FCO).

 

Italy Field Experience Itinerary 


Tentative schedule for May 17- 25, 2023

  • Day One: Arrival in Rome
    Morning: Arrival at Rome International Airport (FCO).
    Afternoon: TBD
    Evening: TBD

 

  • Day Two: Introduction to the Italian Healthcare System
    Morning: Lectures on "The Public Healthcare System of Italy" and "Comparing and Contrasting Public vs Private Healthcare Systems."
    Afternoon: Lecture on "Italian Cultural Norms and Healthcare Access to Children, the Elderly, and the Ill."
    Evening: Free time to enjoy Sorrento on your own.

 

  • Day Three: Clinical Observations
    Day: Clinical observations at local clinics and hospitals.
    Evening: Free time to enjoy Sorrento on your own.

 

  • Day Four: Guided Tour of the Amalfi Coast
    Day: Guided tour by private bus visiting Positano and Amalfi.

 

  • Day Five: Guided Tour by boat to the Island of Capri
    Day: Guided tour by boat to visit the beautiful Island of Capri.

 

  • Day Six: Clinical Observations
    Day: Clinical observations at local clinics and hospitals.
    Evening: Free time to enjoy Sorrento on your own.

 

  • Day Seven: Clinical Observations
    Day: Clinical observations at local clinics and hospitals.
    Evening: Free time to enjoy Sorrento on your own.

 

  • Day Eight: Departure
    Morning: Depart for Rome Interantional Airport
 

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Contact Information Graduate & Professional Studies

Jacksonville University


Email: graduateadmissions@ju.edu