School of Health Professions

Program Outcomes

Graduate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The primary program objective is to prepare students not holding an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders but desiring careers as speech-language pathologists a competitive application to master’s degree level speech-language pathology training programs. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of human communication, communication development, and the nature of communication disorders across the lifespan.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to integrate information on normal and abnormal human development through the lens of clinical concepts.
  3. Meet the ASHA certification requirements in preparatory work toward admission to the master’s SLP program. 

Please note that successful completion of the Graduate Certificate program does not lead to automatic admission to the Master of Science program in Speech-language Pathology at UT Health- San Antonio; the latter is a separate and highly competitive application process. It is strongly recommended that students apply to multiple graduate programs for completion of the graduate degree.