Earn Speech Language & Hearing Sciences Academic Credit in California's Top Program

U.S. News and World Report ranked San Diego State University's Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) graduate program No. 1 in California and No. 24 in the nation. To meet the demand for this renowned program, SDSU offers the online Speech-Language Pathology Essentials program.

Program Details

  • Eight-week online courses
  • Led by lecturers from SDSU's SLHS department
  • Geared toward working professionals
  • Take only the courses you need, based on interest or graduate program prerequisites
  • Non-cohort

This credit program prepares students to apply to graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology. Students may take individual courses as needed to meet prerequisite requirements for their desired graduate program. Additional courses will be offered in the coming terms.

The SLP Essentials program is open to individuals not currently enrolled in an SDSU degree program. Completing SLP Essentials courses does not guarantee entry into any SDSU degree program.

For more information, see our SLP Essentials FAQs, visit slhs.sdsu.edu, email slp-online@mail.sdsu.edu, or call (619) 594-0845.

Courses

2018 Spring2018 Summer2018 Fall
SLHS 0300 Introduction to Language Science

Structure, acquisition, processing, and neurological organization of language in typical and disordered communication.

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Samantha Engel
SLHS 0320 Phonetics

Principles of speech production and practical skills in discriminating and transcribing sounds of various dialects in English and other languages, as well as clinical populations. Competency in IPA broad and narrow transcription, classification of speech sounds, and patterns of speech

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Robert McKinney
SLHS 0321 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech

Anatomy and physiology of respiratory, phonatory, and articulatory systems related to speech.

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Dorothy Yang
SLHS 0340 Principles of Audiology

Diagnostic audiology procedures: Pure-tone testing, masking, speech recognition testing and immittance. Integration and interpretation of results from the basic audiological test battery.

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2018 Spring
SLHS 0512 Phonological Acquisition and Disorders

Phonology, phonological development, and phonological disorders as they relate to basic linguistic theory. Concepts considered through critical thinking and problem-solving.

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March 26 - May 20
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Instructors
Conor Frye
2018 Spring
SLHS 0513 Foundations of Speech-Language: Development

Speech-language development as related to theories of language acquisition, development, and clinical practice in children from birth to school-age.

Course Date(s)
March 26 - May 20
$1,268
Instructors
Samantha Engel

Course Schedule

  • Spring 2018 Session I (1/22/18 - 3/18/18)
    • SLHS 305 Hearing Science (3 units)
    • SLHS 320 Phonetics (3 units)
  • Spring 2018 Session II (3/26/18 - 5/20/18)
    • SLHS 512 Phonological Acquisition and Disorders (3 units) — Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 320.
    • SLHS 513 Foundations of Speech-Language: Development (4 units) Prerequisite: — SLHS 300, 320, and 321.
  • Summer 2018 (6/11/18 - 8/5/18)
    • SLHS 321 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech (4 units)
    • SLHS 340 Principles of Audiology (3 units) — Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 305.
    • SLHS 514 Foundations of Speech-Language: Differences and Disorders in Children (3 units) — Prerequisite: SLHS 513.
  • Fall 2018 Session I (8/27/18 - 10/21/18)
    • SLHS 300 Introduction to Language Science (3 units)
    • SLHS 305 Hearing Science (3 units)
  • Fall 2018 Session II (10/22/18 - 12/16/18)
    • SLHS 320 Phonetics (3 units)
    • SLHS 340 Principles of Audiology (3 units) — Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 305.

Speech-Language Pathology Essentials is a program of SDSU's School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, administered through the College of Extended Studies.