San Diego State University Offers Language Pathology Courses Online
San Diego State University (SDSU) recently announced its offering of new online classes enabling students to earn academic credits in speech, language & hearing sciences.
SDSU, specifically through the College of Extended Studies (CES) in partnership with the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), will have a debut of the program this fall that will basically be available to all individuals, except of course to those who are currently enrolled in an SDSU degree program.
Each online course is expected to run for about 15 weeks and will all in all only cost $317 per unit.
To get an overview of the course provider, SDSU’s CES was first established in the 1960s and was initially named as Department of Communicative Disorders.
To this day, CES consists of a good workforce of instructors, experts and professionals, who may be coming from different backgrounds but are all geared towards the department’s core subject matter: speech-language pathology and audiology.
The school’s programs envision to become one of the best providers of basic and advanced professional preparation to students—at the same time be as well-guided and founded as possible with substantial research and theoretical foundations.
Students are provided with actual and real-life events to gain professional experiences.
This is made possible through linkages established by SDSU among hospitals, community clinics, agencies and other educational institutions.
SDSU’s College of Extended Studies has proven itself to have a life-long dedication to providing its students with learning classes, seminars, and certificate programs—both traditional and online.
Career advancement courses are also available in a wide number of options including management, leadership, and quality improvement; while, in the same manner, self-enrichment courses range from accounting to web design.
The College also offers programs that may be taken locally, regionally and even globally.
These programs include English language programs and online courses that are overall expected to mold individuals into holistic professionals one day.
According to a professor in the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at SDSU named Jessica Barlow, the said program is expected to enrich students’ understanding on speech, hearing and language sciences which will overall equip them with learnings they can be able to use in their workplace in the future.
The online language pathology courses offered through the Speech-Language Pathology Essentials program can be categorized into two parts:
- SLHS 305/Hearing Science
- SLHS 321/Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
For SLHS 305/Hearing Science basically introduces learners to audio and speech science that will include a basic introduction to auditory anatomy and physiology.
On the other hand, SLHS 321/Anatomy and Physiology of Speech will cover basic anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism for human communication.
The website expresses that additional courses will also be offered in the coming years.
Finally, incoming post-graduate students may also enroll in the program for preparation to graduate school.
Or, students who are to comply courses needed as prerequisites for their desired graduate program can also take a good look and consider the said online course.