College of Professional and Continuing Studies
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
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Curriculum

The PreSLP program consists of two categories of prerequisite courses. The first category is composed of the 10 undergraduate Speech-Language-Hearing courses, all of which are offered either online or through traditional classroom instruction during the day in the Fall and Spring semesters. The second category of courses reflects the new ASHA certification guidelines. These guidelines require students to have both a biology and physical science course. In addition, students need to have courses in mathematics and in the social and behavioral sciences. Currently, La Salle does not offer most of these courses via distance. Students who have not completed these requirements on the undergraduate level may have to take these courses on either La Salle's campus through traditional instruction during the day or evening or at another institution to gain the credits needed to be accepted into a master's program.

Undergraduate Speech-Language-Hearing Courses

SLH 100 / SLH 100 WB
Introduction to Language and Communication
(3 credits)

SLH 102 / SLH 102 WB
Introduction to Communication Disorders
(3 credits)

SLH 200 / SLH 200 WB
Phonetics
(3 credits)

SLH 202 / SLH 202 WB
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
(4 credits)

SLH 203 / SLH 203 WB
Language Development
(3 credits)

SLH 211 / SLH 211 WB
Acoustic Bases of Speech and Hearing
(3 credits)

SLH 304 / SLH 304 WB
Introduction to Audiology
(3 credits)

SLH 306 / SLH 306 WB
Neurological Bases of Communication and Behavior
(3 credits)

SLH 308 / SLH 308 WB
Clinical Procedures in Speech and Language Pathology
(4 credits)

SLH 314 / SLH 314 WB
Diagnostic Procedures in Speech and Language Pathology
(3 credits)

General ASHA Certification Requirements

The following represent La Salle University courses recommended to meet ASHA certification requirements:

BIO 161/BIL 161 and BIO 162/BIL 162
Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with lab)
(4 credits each)
(satisfies Biological Sciences)

OR

BIO 164 WB (web-based)
Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
(4 credits)
(satisfies Biological Sciences)

AND

PHY 205 WB
The Essentials of Physics
(1 credit)
(satisfies Physical Sciences)

HSC 217
Statistics for the Health Sciences or ECN 213
(3 credits)
(Course in Statistics is required to meet the 2014 certification requirements)

EDC 103
Educational Psychology
(3 credits)

PSY 220
Psychopathology
(3 credits)
(satisfies Social and Behavioral sciences)