Department and Program’s Mission, Vision, and Goals
The department shares the mission, vision, and values embraced by UT Health San Antonio and the School of Health Professions.
UT Health San Antonio
The University's mission is to “make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care, and community engagement.” The strategies of achieving this mission are to cultivate a new generation of excellent health care providers and scientists, conduct top-notch research, make discoveries available to the public, actively engage in community healthcare service, and advocate in healthcare policy.
School of Health Professions
The School of Health Profession’s mission is to provide an excellent education to nurture future health professionals and leaders and advance the science and practice of the health professions. The main goal is to be a world-renowned school with top-ranked programs in the United States.
The Mission of the Speech-Language Pathology Program
As an integral part of the University and School, the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program aims to make lives better through education, research, health care, and community engagement.
The MS-SLP Program will do this through:
• Educating a diverse student body to become excellent speech-language pathologists;
• Providing graduates with a broad knowledge base, expertise in evidence-based approaches, and real-world problem-solving (particularly in health care settings) experiences;
• Advancing the science and practice of speech-language pathology through research and scholarship;
• Ensuring that our students, graduates, and faculty provide outstanding speech-language pathology services to our patients and community; and
• Providing leadership for the speech-language pathology profession through professional service, community engagement, and community education.
The Vision of the Speech-Language Pathology Program
The MS-SLP Program vision is to be recognized as an outstanding training and education program that prepares excellent speech-language pathologists to practice in any setting, with additional training and a focus on medical speech-language pathology.
We seek to train and educate medical speech-language pathologists who are exceptional critical thinkers and research-driven clinicians who incorporate best practices to deliver high-quality, cost-effective, and accessible speech-language pathology services. We also seek to prepare leaders in speech-language pathology who can contribute to their profession and the communities they serve.
Strategic Goal 1: Excellence in Education.
The speech-language pathology program at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio will demonstrate excellence in training and educating future speech-language pathologists in healthcare.
Strategic Goal 2: Excellence in Research and Scholarship.
The program will contribute to the discipline by participating in discovering and disseminating new knowledge, skills, and technologies in communication sciences and disorders.
Strategic Goal 3: Excellence in Patient Care.
The program will ensure high-quality clinical services to patients and communities in San Antonio and South Texas.
Strategic Goal 4 Focus Area: Excellence in Service and Community Engagement. The program will make important contributions in the areas of professional service and community engagement.
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