This program prepares students for employment as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. SLPAs are support personnel who work under the supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), usually in school or rehab settings. SLPAs assist speech language pathologists in treating individuals with speech, language, fluency and voice disorders in a variety of settings. They provide a wide range of services including implementing speech and language programs designed by the SLP.
The SLPA concentration is a joint program offered by the departments of Healthcare Systems & Innovation and Communication Disorders. It combines the core coursework of the Healthcare Studies (HLS) major with a sequence of Communication Disorders (CMD) courses, including a 100-hour clinical practicum. Students who complete this program will be eligible to apply for the national American Speech-Hearing-Language Association certification.
The SLPA concentration has a minimum GPA of 2.70.
The HLS major requirements were updated for Fall 2022. All HLS: Speech Language Pathology Assistant majors starting at SCSU in Fall 2022 or later will follow the new requirements.
For students enrolled at SCSU before Fall 2022:
Students enrolled before Fall 2022 can choose to follow their current requirements or request to switch their catalog year to the most current one.
Switching to the Fall 2022 catalog allows you to make the following substitutions:
|Instead of:||You can take:|
|MAT 107.||HLS 240 with any other LEP T1QR course (MAT 103, MAT 104, MAT 108)|
|BIO 200||BIO 100 or BIO 200|
no longer required [replaced by CMD 317]
If you are in a pre-2022 catalog:
Some of the courses you see on your degree evaluation are no longer offered, or aren’t available to HLS majors. The following course substitutions are required:
|If you see:||Take this instead:|
|BIO 201||CMD 317|
|HMS 411||PCH 265|
|RSP 330||HLS 330 or PHI 325|
|RSP 415||HLS 415|
|RSP 440||HLS 440|