Graduate Program - Core Curriculum

The core curriculum for the graduate program in speech-language pathology at FHSU is provided below. These courses address the following standards identified by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC, 2005)

  • Standard III-C: knowledge of the nature of speech, language, hearing, and communication disorders and differences and swallowing disorders
  • Standard III-D: knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders
  • Standard III-E:  knowledge of standards of ethical conduct
  • Standard III-F: knowledge of processes used in research and the integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice
  • Standard III-G: knowledge of contemporary professional issues
  • Standard III-H: knowledge about certification, specialty recognition, licensure, and other relevant professional credentials

 These courses are offered one time a year, except for SLP 813 Evaluation and Assessment and SLP 817 Research in Health Professions. The courses for clinical education (Category B), seminars/independent study courses (Category C) and the information on the academic preparation for the educational setting may be accessed through the links below the list of the core graduate courses.

Category A: FHSU Graduate Core Courses: Total 29
Credit Hours
SLP 810: Clinical Topics in Communication Disorders
2
SLP 813: Evaluation & Assessment of Communication Disorders
2
SLP 817: Research in Health Professions*
3
SLP 834 Dysphagia and Ventilator Dependency
2
SLP 835: Augmentative-Alternative Communication
2
SLP 840 Speech Sound Disorders
2
SLP 855: Fluency Disorders
2
SLP 855L: Fluency Disorders Lab
1
SLP 856: Voice Disorders
3
SLP 857: Aural Rehabilitation
3
SLP 862: Language Disorders: Kindergarten through Adolescence
3
SLP 889: Neurologic Bases of Communication
2
SLP 890: Aphasia & Dementia
2
SLP 891: Cognitive Disorders: Assessment & Intervention
2
SLP 892: Motor Speech Disorders
2

 * The SLP 817: Research in Health Professions is a required course of the FHSU Graduate School. Students have concurrent enrollment in SLP 814: Independent Study: Research Development and then are enrolled in SLP 814: Independent Study: Research Project or in SLP 899: Thesis in Speech-Language Pathology.

 Auditory Class  Student research presentation

 

The graduate program in speech-language pathology in the Department of Communication Disorders at Fort Hays State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Department prepares students for clinical certification by ASHA and professional Licensure by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Contact Information: infoslp@fhsu.edu - 785-628-5366