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.

Courses Units 19SP 19SU 19FA
SLHS 0300 Introduction to Language Science 3   4/29-6/23 8/19-10/13
SLHS 0305 Hearing Science 3 1/7-3/3   8/19-10/13
SLHS 0320 Phonetics 3 3/4-4/28 6/24-8/18 10/14-12/8
SLHS 0321 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech 4 1/7-3/3 4/29-6/23 8/19-10/13
SLHS 0340 Principles of Audiology
Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 305
3 3/4-4/28   10/14-12/8
SLHS 0512 Phonological Acquisition and Disorders
Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 320
3 1/7-3/3    
SLHS 0513 Foundations of Speech-Language: Development
Prerequisite: SLHS 300, 320, and 321
4 3/4-4/28    
SLHS 0514 Foundations of Speech-Language: Differences and Disorders in Children
Prerequisite: SLHS 513
3   4/29-6/23  
SLHS 0539 Neuroanatomy and Disorders of Speech and Language
Prerequisite: SLHS 300, 305, and 321
3   6/24-8/18  

*Cost $317/unit, schedule and dates subject to change.

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

The SLP Essentials program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a four-year institution, however the program is not open to students currently enrolled in an SDSU degree program. Completing SLP Essentials courses does not guarantee entry into any SDSU degree program.

Courses

2018 Fall2019 Spring2019 Summer
SLHS 0300 Introduction to Language Science

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

Course Date(s)

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Instructors
Samantha Engel
2019 Spring
SLHS 0305 Hearing Science

Concepts of hearing science. Hearing science components to include physical acoustics, anatomy and physiology of auditory system, and psychoacoustics.

Course Date(s)
January 7 - March 3
$951
Instructors
Charles Ruby
2019 Spring
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

Course Date(s)
March 4 - April 28
2019 Spring
SLHS 0321 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech

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

Course Date(s)
January 7 - March 3
$1,268
Instructors
Dorothy Yang
2019 Spring
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.

Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 305.

Course Date(s)
March 4 - April 28
2019 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.


Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 320.

Course Date(s)
January 7 - March 3
2019 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.
Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 300, 320 and 321.

Course Date(s)
March 4 - April 28
$1,268
Instructors
Samantha Engel
SLHS 0514 Foundations of Speech-Language: Differences and Disorders in Children

Speech and language disorders and issues related to assessment of and intervention with children from culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 513.

Course Date(s)

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Instructors
Irina Potapova

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