Upon completion of the program, speech-language pathology students will be able to: 

  1. Apply understanding of communication and swallowing processes, disorders, differences and cultural correlates across the lifespan.
  2. Apply principles and methods of prevention, assessment and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders.
  3. Apply standards of ethical conduct, professionalism and relevant federal and state regulations pertaining to certification.
  4. Apply research principles and evidence-based practice to the practice of speech-language pathology.
  5. Apply professional standards of oral and written forms of communication skills sufficient for entry into clinical practice.
  6. Describe how clinical practice is enhanced when speech-language pathologists pursue cultural and linguistic diversity, equity and access for all people with communication disorders. 
  7. Describe how the Christian worldview informs the profession and practice of speech-language pathology.