NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 467 Department of Speech-Language Pathology The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) Program focuses on training speech-language pathologists to provide a full range of services to clients with communication and swallowing/feeding disorders in a variety of settings. The program provides scientifically based academic and clinical curricula to foster critical thinking and application of best practices. Course content is research based and prepares the student to meet the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association (ASHA). Accreditation This program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of ASHA. Disclosures Nova Southeastern University is authorized by theWashington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degreegranting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Nova Southeastern University to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsac.wa.gov. Admissions Requirements Prior to matriculation, applicants must have received a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. All qualifying applicants will have an application interview. Once admitted, all students must successfully complete a mandatory orientation. Prior to matriculation, applicants must also have successfully completed (meaning, earned grades of B- or better) all of the following Communication Sciences and Disorders prerequisite courses: • An introductory course in the field of communication sciences and disorders (3 credits) T his requirement is waived if the applicant has a baccalaureate degree in CSD. • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 credits) • Phonetics (3 credits) • Neuroanatomy and Physiology (3 credits) • Speech and Language Development (3 credits) • Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits) International Students International students living in the United States must present verification of student visa or residency status. Due to the limited availability of ASHA-certified supervisors in other countries, students who live outside of the United States will not be eligible for admission to the M.S. program. Furthermore, students accepted to the program may not relocate outside of the United States before the completion of the degree. Application Procedures All prospective students must complete an application through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Application Services (CSDCAS) (csdcas.liaisoncas.com) and submit a completed supplemental application with a $50, nonrefundable fee (required for each application submitted to Nova Southeastern University). Admissions decisions are based on degrees earned at regionally accredited institutions or an officially approved equivalent, such as an evaluation by one of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved agencies. The evaluation must include a course-by-course analysis and list all course subjects with United States semester credits and a GPA on a 4.0 scale. Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology