Foundational and Prerequisite Course Requirements
Foundational Science/Math Course Requirements:
The ASHA 2020 Standards (IV-A) require that applicants for the Certificate of Clinical Competence must 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 not required.
- Physical Sciences (physics or chemistry). Lab not required. No longer allowed: Astronomy, archaeology, forestry, geology, earth and environmental science.
- 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 Science
- 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.