Bachelor's in SLPA Curriculum and Courses

Major in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) -48 credits

(Min. at Elms College: 24 cr./Min. GPA: 2.67)

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated. 

Core Communication Sciences and Disorders Requirements

CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders 
CSD 202 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism I 
CSD 203 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism II 
CSD 204 Phonetics and Phonology 
CSD 301 Hearing Science 
CSD 305 Normal Language Development 
CSD 306 Audiology 
CSD 307 Observational Methods and Techniques 
CSD 307L Observational Methods and Techniques Lab (1 credit)
CSD 403 Bases of Intervention 
CSD 405 Aural Rehabilitation 
CSD 412 Rehabilitation of Articulation Disorders 
CSD 413 Rehabilitation of Language Disorders 
Clinical Practica (4-12 credits)

Students may enroll in one or more clinical practicum only with permission of the program director.
CSD 408 Clinical Practicum in Schools I 
CSD 408L Clinical Practicum in Schools I Lab (1 credit)
CSD 410 Seminar in C.S.D. 
CSD 411 Clinical Practicum in Hospitals I 
CSD 411L Clinical Practicum in Hospitals I Lab (1 credit)
CSD 415 Clinical Practicum in Schools II 
CSD 415L Clinical Practicum in Schools IL Lab (1 credit)
CSD 416 Clinical Practicum in Hospitals II 
CSD 416L Clinical Practicum in Hospitals II Lab (1 credit)

Additional Course Requirements (21 credits)
BIO 105, 106, 121, 122, or 215 
EDU 319 Students with Special Needs 
MAT 108, 109, 120, or 131 
PHI 242 Everyday Ethics or PHI 248 Health Care Ethics 
PSY 201 General Psychology 
PSY 204 Human Behavior in Social Environments
REL 302 World Religions 

Contact Us

Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kathryn James
Chair

413-265-2253
jamesk@elms.edu