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

COSD 100 / COSD 100P W1
Introduction to Language and Communication
(3 credits)

COSD 102 / COSD 102P W1
Introduction to Communication Disorders
(3 credits)

COSD 200 / COSD 200P W1
Phonetics
(3 credits)

COSD 202 / COSD 202P W1
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
(4 credits)

COSD 203 / COSD 203P W1
Language Development
(3 credits)

COSD 211 / COSD 211P W1
Acoustic Bases of Speech and Hearing
(3 credits)

COSD 304 / COSD 304P W1
Introduction to Audiology
(3 credits)

COSD 306 / COSD 306P W1
Neurological Bases of Communication and Behavior
(3 credits)

COSD 308 / COSD 308P W1
Clinical Procedures in Speech and Language Pathology
(4 credits)

COSD 314 / COSD 314P W1
Diagnostic Procedures in Speech and Language Pathology
(4 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 W1 (web-based)
Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
(4 credits)
(satisfies Biological Sciences)

AND

PHY 205 W1
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)