Healthcare Studies, B.S. - Speech Language Pathology Assistant

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall and a 2.7 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit (General Education Requirements). Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


Healthcare Studies Core (36 Credits)
HLS 200  or HSC 200 - Healthcare Professions and Medical Terminology
HLS 210 - Principles of Patient Centered Healthcare

HLS 240 – Statistics for Health and Clinical Sciences or MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)* 
HLS 330 - Case Studies in Healthcare Ethics or PHI 325 Bio-Medical Ethics
HLS 400 - Health Informatics
HLS 415 - Healthcare Systems, Policy, and Billing
HLS 440 - Research Methods for Evidence-Based Healthcare   
MGT 300 - Management and Organization or PCH 362 - Public Health Management
PCH 265 - Illness and Disease
PSY 219 - Lifespan Development
PSY 366 - Health Psychology
REC 307 - Disabilities in Society


Concentration Requirements (22 Credits):
CMD 200 - Introduction to Developmental Communication Disorders
CMD 203 - Phonetics and Phonological Systems
CMD 317 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
CMD 319 - Language Development: Ages Birth to Five
CMD 419 - Language Acquisition: School Age: Adolescence
CMD 462 - Clinical Practicum for the Speech Language Pathology Assistant
CMD 463 - Speech Language Pathology Assistant Practicum


PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*

Select one (T2LE)*:
BIO 100 - General Zoology
BIO 200 - Human Anatomy and Physiology