PROGRAM MISSION: The mission of the MedSLP master’s program prepares students who are committed to lifelong professional growth and collaborative practice as they provide comprehensive, evidence-based, patient centered care for the betterment of society.
The sixty-six (66) credit MedSLP MS curriculum is a twenty-four (24) month residential program that includes a mix of traditional lecture/lab and blended/online courses during six (6) continuous semesters of classroom and clinical experiences that provide broad-based training plus a specific emphasis for practice in medical settings.
MedSLP master’s students will experience at least 25 hours of clinical observation and 375 hours of direct and simulated client/patient contact in a broad array of clinical settings. Clinical settings include, but are not limited to hospitals, clinics, rehab facilities, acute care rehab facilities, long-term acute care facilities, public and private schools, outpatient facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. You will acquire these hours under the supervision of a qualified professional who holds ASHA certification in Speech-Language Pathology.
The MedSLP master’s program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions focuses on advanced coursework that will prepare graduates as medical Speech-Language Pathologists to work in settings such as: hospitals, clinics, and acute care rehab facilities. Speech-language pathologists in a medical setting assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent oral motor, swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, speech, and language disorders.
Upon graduating from the MedSLP master’s program, graduates are encouraged to certify for ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) is granted by ASHA in speech-language pathology. It is a nationally recognized credential. Speech-language pathologists who possess a graduate degree are eligible to apply for voluntary certification, which requires the completion of a graduate degree, a supervised clinical fellowship, and a passing score on the national examination. Additionally, the candidate for certification must acquire the requisite knowledge and skills mandated by certification standards while enrolled in a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) has submitted an application for candidacy status for a master’s program in speech-language pathology (MS) to the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
RMUoHP is currently accepting student applications for this MS program, however, all programs submitting an application for candidacy must follow this procedure: “The program and the institution agree to not enroll students in the applicant program until candidacy status has been awarded by the CAA” (CAA Accreditation Handbook, p. 50).
RMUoHP is in the process of establishing this candidacy. The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology can be reached by postal mail at 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, by phone at 800-498-2071, and by email at email@example.com. The CAA website is found at: caa.asha.org
Other Helpful Links
- The American Speech–Language–Hearing Association
- Council on Academic Accreditation
- Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders--Student Page
- Utah Department of Professional Licensing Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- Utah Licensing
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Entry Level Speech Language Pathology Faculty
Linda J. Spencer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Margaret Kjelgaard, PhD, CCC-SLP
Jessica Immonen, Ph.D., M.S
Erik Smart, MD
Jennifer Johnson, PA-C
Anmy Mayfield, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Olga Sambu, MD, MPH
Shelley Victor, EdD, SLP-CCC
Eric Blicker, MA, SLPD, CCC-SLP
Joanne Carfioli Naylor, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
One additional Faculty (PhD, CCC-SLP) to be announced