The Pre-Speech-Language Pathology (PreSLP) program provides post-baccalaureate students with the opportunity to take pre-requisite courses in basic human communication sciences. These courses are often needed to apply to Master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology.
Upon completing the PreSLP program, students will demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases.
This unique program offers eight undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders courses that are commonly required by Master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology. We offer our PreSLP courses both online and on campus, affording students the choice of a flexible schedule. Please refer to individual Master’s degree program websites for information about specific admission requirements.
Please note that the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) certification guidelines require students to complement their courses in basic human communication sciences with additional classes. These guidelines require students to have completed coursework in biological and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and statistics. Students who have not completed these requirements may take these courses on La Salle’s campus or through another institution.
Students are strongly encouraged to take all the required PreSLP courses unless their records indicate that they have taken equivalent courses and earned a grade of B or higher in those courses. By completing the PreSLP program, students are prepared to apply to a graduate program in speech-language pathology. However, entrance into the PreSLP program does not guarantee acceptance into La Salle’s M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program.
You can read more about the La Salle University M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program by clicking here: Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.).