Foundational and Prerequisite Course Requirements
Foundational Science/Math Course Requirements:
The ASHA 2014 Standards (IV-A) require that applicants
for theCertificate of Clinical Competencemust have
demonstrated knowledge of the biological sciences, physical sciences,
statistics, and the social/behavioral sciences.
At the time of program admission, you must have at least one 3-credit course in
each of the following areas:
- Biological Sciences (human or animal sciences for Biology majors, e.g., biology,
human anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, human genetics,
and veterinary science). The introductory course for Biology
majors (BIO 181 in Arizona universities) will meet this requirement. Lab
- Physical Sciences (physics or chemistry).
No longer allowed: Astronomy, archaeology, forestry, geology, earth and
- Social/Behavioral Sciences (psychology,
sociology, anthropology or public health).
- Statistics (course with “statistics” in
the title). Not allowed: Research methodology.
Prerequisite Course Content Area Requirements:
- Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Language
- Language Development in Children
- Speech-Language Sciences
- Hearing Science
- Neurological Foundations of Speech, Language and Hearing (If not previously taken, this course will be integrated into your graduate program of study.)
- Survey of Audiology
The title of an equivalent course should contain the same key word(s) as those in the descriptive titles above.