Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dean, Carol J. Dorough

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Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Objectives

The courses and practicum curriculum for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program are designed to achieve the following students outcomes.

Upon completing of the CSD curriculum, each student is expected to be able to:

  • apply knowledge of CSD knowledge and principles in pursuit of a graduate degree for their chosen profession (Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology);
  • apply biblical principles to the care of clients;
  • provide holistic care through empiric, personal, ethical, and aesthetic knowing;
  • analyze subjective and objective data for evidence-based practice; and
  • demonstrate personal responsibility for life-long learning in a healthcare profession.

Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Required Courses

CSD-1003 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders

3

CSD-1013 Introduction to Vocal Production and Phonetics

3

CSD-2003 Speech and Language Development

3

CSD-3001 Speech and Language Disorders Clinical (taken 3 times)

3

CSD-3003 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

3

CSD-3013 Speech and Hearing Science

3

CSD-3023 Research Methods for Communication Sciences

3

CSD-3033 Communication Disorders in Children

3

CSD-4013 Audiometry

3

CSD-4022 Voice and Fluency Disorders

2

Required Cognates

BIO-1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO-2034 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory

4

BIO-2044 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory

4

HSC-1013G Nutrition for Health Professionals

4

ICS-3133 Introduction to Linguistics

3

MAT-2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

MLA-1019G American Sign Language

3

PSY-1013G General Psychology

3

PSY-2013 Life Span Developmental Psychology

3

Total

60 Hours

Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Policies

Progression Criteria

The MVNU Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Science degree in the field. BY law in the state of Ohio, and in accordance with national standards set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, professional practice in speech-language pathology requires a Master's degree, while audiology requires a Doctoral degree.

The CSD program at MVNU is designed to prepare students for successful admission and experience at the graduate level in their chosen area of practice via a rigorous educational and clinical program, with a strong emphasis on Christian life and ministry as a student and as a professional. Because admission to graduate CSD programs is highly competitive, it is strongly recommended that students meet these benchmarks in order to be prepared for the graduate school admission process.

  1. Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 by the end of the second year.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or better through the third and fourth years.

Progression

  1. The minimum passing grade for CSD courses is B.
  2. A minimum of a C is required for cognate courses.
  3. To enroll in the first Speech and Language Disorders Clinical, a CSD student must have:
    1. Successfully completed CSD-1013, CSD-1003, CSD-2003, CSD-3003, and CSD-3033.
    2. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in CSD courses.
  4. CSD students take three independent Speech and Language Disorders Clinical courses during the program. The minimum grade to pass a clinical course is a B-. Students earning any grade less than a B- will fail that clinical course and be required to repeat and pass the failed clinical course before progressing to the next clinical course.
  5. Student that receive a B- or higher in a Speech and Language Disorders Clinical course may be able to use those clock hours towards accumulation of the total clock hours of client contact required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence. Acceptance of undergraduate programs is determined on a case-by-case basis within individual graduate programs.