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 Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) 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