Online Prerequisite Courses for Graduate Study in Speech Pathology or Audiology

Prerequisite Certification Program (PCP) - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders - University of Hawaii

About the Online Courses in Speech Pathology and Audiology


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Hawai'i offers through the Outreach College online coursework for students who are interested in applying for graduate study in speech pathology or audiology. Coursework is offered within the Prerequisite Certification Program (PCP). Online pre-speech pathology coursework is sometimes also referred to with other terminology, such as a communication sciences and disorders (CSD) "post-baccalaureate" or a "pre-speech language pathology (SLP) program. The complete Prerequisite Certification Program (PCP) curriculum at the University of Hawai'i includes the following seven required online courses plus one elective course:

  • CSD 431: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • CSD 432: Phonetics
  • CSD 433: Speech and Language Development
  • CSD 434: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Speech and Hearing
  • CSD 435: Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD 436: Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD 437: Introduction to Audiometry and Auditory Disorders
  • CSD 438: Statistics


The entire online 7- course sequence (2019-2020 brochure) provides a complete communication sciences and disorders (CSD) foundation for students who are interested in applying to graduate programs in speech pathology in the United States. Students completing the 7 courses with at least a B- grade receive a certificate from the University of Hawaii.


It's important to point out that interested students may decide to enroll in selected individual courses without completing the full 7-course curriculum. For example, a student who plans on applying to Doctor of Audiology programs to pursue a career in audiology might elect to take our online courses that are usually required in a "pre-audiology" curriculum, such as CSD 437 (Introduction of Audiometry and Auditory Disorders) and CSD 433 (Speech and Language Development) to supplement other non-CSD courses a typical pre-audiology curriculum, including courses in physical and behavioral sciences, that the student completes on campus at any university.


Faculty for Online Speech Pathology and Audiology Prerequisite Courses


The following faculty members in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Hawai'i teach all online pre-speech pathology and pre-audiology courses in the PCP. 

 

 Verna Chinen M.S. CCC-SLP

 University of Washington, BS Speech and Hearing Sciences (1977)

 Illinois State University, MS Speech Pathology (1979)


 James W. Hall III, PhD

 American International College, BA, Biology (1970)

 Northwestern University, MA, Speech Pathology (1973)

 Baylor College of Medicine, PhD, Audiology (1979) 


 Janelle Hiu, MA, MS, CCC-SLP

 University of Oregon, BA, Communication Disorders and Sciences (2010)

 University of Oregon, MA, Special Education (2011)

 University of Hawaii, MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders (2013) 

 
 Kathy A. Maemori, M.S., CCC-SLP

 University of Hawaii at Manoa, BS, Speech Pathology and Audiology (1981)

 University of Hawaii at Manoa, MS, Speech Pathology and Audiology (1982)


  Pauline A. Mashima, PhD

 University of Hawaii, BA, Psychology with Distinction (1975)

 University of Hawaii, BEd, Elementary Education (1975)

 University of Hawaii, Professional Diploma - Elementary Education (1977)

 University of Hawaii, MS, Speech Pathology and Audiology (1978)

 University of Cincinnati, PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders (2011) 


 Lisa Taniguchi, AuD

 University of Hawaii, MS, Speech Pathology and Audiology (2008)

 Nova Southeastern University, AuD, Audiology (2012), FAAA, CCC-A


 Shari Goo-Yoshino, M.S., CCC-SLP

 University of Hawaii, BS, Speech Pathology (1985)

 University of Hawaii, MS, Speech Pathology and Audiology (1987)

Faculty members in the PCP at the University of Hawai'i are available during courses to answer any questions and to advise students.


How Does Online Education Work?


Online courses and degree programs were first introduced about 20 years ago. Now online education is widely accepted as a convenient, cost-effective, and legitimate method for undergraduate and even graduate study in many disciplines from business to teaching to the health professions. A variety of terms and phrases are used for online courses like those in our prerequisite certification program in communicative sciences and disorders including: speech pathology courses online, pre-SLP program, communicative disorders leveling program, speech-language pathology requisite bridge (to graduate) program, post baccalaureate (after bachelor's degree) online speech pathology program, communicative disorders online prerequisite series, speech pathology prerequisites program, online pre-professional speech language pathology certificate program, and online pre-Master's speech pathology track. 


Online speech pathology and audiology courses in the PCP at the University of Hawai'i are taught using a common online platform (e.g., Google Classroom). Any student with access to the internet can complete all online course requirements like readings, assignments, class discussions, and quizzes anytime day or night in any time zone.  Many students enrolled in the PCP are fulltime or part-time working professionals, such school teachers, nurses, or they are health care technicians. Other students in the online speech pathology courses at the University of Hawai'i are enrolled in a non-CSD undergraduate program.  


Who Should Enroll in Online PCP Courses?


Students who have completed the PCP program or selected courses in the curriculum come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, including teaching, nursing, linguistics, and different non-CSD undergraduate majors. Graduates of the program are also from many geographical locations in the USA from the east coast to Hawaii, and even from a variety of other countries. 

You should consider enrolling in pre-speech pathology or audiology online CSD courses at the University of Hawai'i if you:

  • Want to apply to Master's degree programs in speech pathology and you need certain prerequisite courses. 
  • Are interested in applying to a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program.
  • Need formal coursework in communicative sciences and disorders for your position as a speech pathology assistant or an audiology assistant, perhaps in a public school or in a medical setting.
  • Have a special interest in any of the topics represented by courses in the curriculum and you want to learn more about them before deciding if a career in speech pathology or audiology is right for you.


Admission Requirements


You are eligible to apply for admission if you are a:

  • High school graduate or hold a GED equivalency.
  • Current or former student of a regionally accredited US college or university with either a college degree or 24 transferrable college credits and you are (or were) in good academic standing at your home institution.
  • Native English speaker or you are proficient in English.


How to Apply for Online Prerequisite Speech Pathology or Audiology Courses 


You can also click here for an application form and for other information about the online undergraduate speech pathology and audiology courses.When you submit a complete application, an acceptance letter or email will be forwarded to you. Once you are accepted, go to the MyUH Portal to register for courses.


You can use the following links to apply for online courses in communicative sciences and disorders at the University of Hawai'i and for additional information about the application and registration process.



Tuition and Fees


· $462/credit hour or $1386 for a 3-credit course

· $9702 for the 7-course PCP


Use contact information below for additional information about tuition and fees for the online undergraduate prerequisite courses in speech pathology or audiology.


Additional Contact Information


Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

University of Hawai'i at Manoa 

John A. Burns School of Medicine

677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 625

Honolulu, HI 96813

Telephone: 808-692-1581  Email: uhmcsd@hawaii.edu

http://csd.jabsom.hawaii.edu/pcp/ 


Outreach College

University of Hawai'i at Manoa 

2440 Campus Road, Box 447

Telephone: 808-956-6780  Email: occredit@hawaii.edu


For More Information or Answers to Your Questions


We sincerely hope you will consider the University of Hawaii for online undergraduate courses in speech pathology and audiology. Please don't hesitate to contact me via email (jhall3@hawaii.edu) with any questions about online pre-speech pathology and pre-audiology courses at the University of Hawaii, including likely textbooks for courses, or if you need help in accessing an application form or other information needed for apply or register for the online courses.


James W. Hall III, Ph.D. 

Director

Prerequisite Certification Program

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 

PCP Brochure 2019-2020

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