Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Health and Life Sciences > Department of Communication Disorders > Hands-On Learning
While you spend lots of time in classes, gaining valuable knowledge and learning new skills, learning happens outside of the classroom as well! Here are a few ways in which you can put your degree program into action:
Clinical Experiences for UndergraduatesFHSU offers one of the few speech-language pathology programs in the country that provides the chance for seniors to participate in a clinical practicum. The highly innovative Herndon Clinic gives you the opportunity to observe and work with clients from infants to the elderly with a variety of communication disorders.
Participate in Conversation GroupThe Conversation Group is open to all students from foreign countries who wish to get together and practice their use of English. During your observation and participation course, you are actively involved in this project and serve as communication partners for Conversation Group members.
Help Conduct Primary ResearchThis is particularly important for graduate students, but also open to undergraduates, consider joining one of the department’s faculty members in their research, which helps you develop your own skills, builds your resume and gives you insight into some of the dynamic theoretical and clinical research areas being pursued by professionals in the field.
Attend Conferences and ConventionsAs an active member in the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, participate in valuable networking at local, regional, and national events that will help you secure the job you desire most.
Want to learn more about how you can gain hands-on experience in the field of communication disorders throughout your undergraduate or graduate degree program? Contact us to speak with a faculty advisor.