The Graduate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology (CSD Leveling Program) is offered through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within the School of Health Professions at UT Health San Antonio.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are licensed professionals who work to assess, diagnose, treat, and help prevent speech, voice, language, cognitive-linguistic, and swallowing disorders across the age-span. Application eligibility to SLP graduate programs is limited to individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree in CSD and/or all required prerequisite course work. The Graduate Certificate program is specifically designed to provide prerequisite course work for students who have a non-CSD baccalaureate degree and have not completed the required CSD prerequisites.
The Graduate Certificate program consists of 5 courses for a total of 15 semester credit hours. All courses are offered 100% online unless otherwise advised well in advance. Course instruction covers anatomy and physiology, phonetics and normal articulation, normal language development, speech and hearing science, and audiology. Successful completion of the program requirements prepares a student to meet the ASHA certification requirements in preparatory work toward admission to the master’s SLP program.