The Speech Language Pathology Essentials certificate program is a fully-online program designed to prepare students to pursue graduate study in Speech Language Pathology. Speech language pathologists work to meet the needs of the communicatively impaired in schools, hospitals, clinics, and nursing facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for speech language pathologists is expected to grow by 18 percent in the next decade.
The program – taught by experienced faculty with clinical backgrounds – consists of six courses that have been identified as the most common prerequisites for graduate programs in Speech Language Pathology across the Northeast region. Coursework is focused on the biological, physical, and psychological aspects of human communication and communication disorders.
The Speech Language Pathology Essentials program is available as a certificate program for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in another field, and as a minor for current undergraduate students at Castleton.