Prerequisite Certification Program

The University of Hawaiʻi Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (UH CSD) offers an online Prerequisite Certification Program (PCP) through the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and UH Mānoa Outreach College. This program includes seven required courses and one elective course and provides a foundation for students interested in graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology in the United States. The seven required courses (and one elective course) can be completed within one year. Students can receive a certificate from JABSOM after completion of all seven courses with a B- or better. Individual courses may be taken if desired. Courses are taught by UH CSD faculty from JABSOM and are available during the courses to advise students.

Our PCP program is ideal for individuals:

  • Who need to complete prerequisites courses to enter a Master’s program in CSD.
  • Working in a CSD related field and/or have career goals related to working with individuals with communication disorders.
  • That may not be able to attend classes on-site.
  • With a desire of completing the courses within a minimum of one year.
 *Click for  PCP.Brochure-2016-2017

Course Descriptions

Required Texts

FALL Courses:

CSD 431 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3) Will overview anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing. Students gain exposure to structures and functions of respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, deglutition, and hearing systems required for normal communication and swallowing. Repeatable unlimited times. This course is offered for letter grade only (A-F).   Required course. 

CSD 432 Phonetics (3) Introduction to the fundamentals of phonetic and phonological development. International Phonetic Alphabet Transcription of English speech sounds; phonological developments and models; cultural variations; analysis interpretation and other considerations related to speech sound development and production. Repeatable unlimited times. This course is offered for letter grade only (A-F).   Required course.

CSD 433 Speech and Language Development (3) Will develop an understanding of children’s acquisition of speech, language, and normal communication development from birth through adolescence. Repeatable unlimited times. This course is offered for letter grade only (A-F).   Required course.

SPRING Courses: 

CSD 434 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Speech and Hearing (3) Provides an understanding of the fundamental processes underlying the production and perception of speech. Students gain an understanding of the physical and psychological aspects of sound and their measurement. Repeatable unlimited times. This course is offered for letter grade only (A-F).   Required course.

CSD 435 Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3) Provides observation and discussion of the clinical management of individuals with communication disorders, and practical experience related to clinical procedures and requirements. Repeatable unlimited times. This course is offered for letter grade only (A-F).   Required course.

CSD 436 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (3) Information and theoretical foundations serve as an introduction to the field of communication disorders. Will provide an overview of the normal processes and disorders of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Repeatable unlimited times. This course is offered for letter grade only (A-F).   Required course. 

SUMMER Courses: 

CSD 437 Introduction to Audiometry and Auditory Disorders (3) Covers anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, acoustic, basic knowledge of auditory disorders and testing procedures, and introduction to rehabilitative audiology. Repeatable unlimited times. This course is offered for letter grade only (A-F).   Required course. 

CSD 438 Statistics (3) Basic statistical concepts and methods are presented in a manner to emphasize the principles of data collection and analysis techniques in social and behavioral sciences.  This course is offered for letter grade only (A-F).   

 

Admission Requirements

To attend an Outreach College Extension term at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, students submit an application for admission, and upon approval, register for courses.

You are eligible to apply for admission if:

You are a high school graduate or a GED equivalency

You are a current or former student of a regionally accredited U.S. college or university with a college degree or 24 transferable college credits and in good academic standing at your home institution.

You are a native English speaker or are proficient in English (click here for more information)

An acceptance email or letter will be sent to you. Once accepted, go to the MyUH Portal to register.

Click for Application and Residency Form Deadline

How to Apply/Register for UH PCP:

Here are a few links that provide the process and requirements to apply and/or register for courses based on your current academic position.

Current University of Hawai’i system students 

This includes University of Hawaiʻi undergraduates students with a MyUH account still active.

Note: Current UH Community College, UH-West Oahu and UH-Hilo students do need to obtain approval to register for 300-level or higher courses. Call Outreach College at (808) 956-7221 for approval.

Non UH system students in the USA

This includes individuals who are:

Not currently students in the UH system.

Students in the UH system who are scheduled to graduate or graduated but want to enter the program.

New UH system students who have not yet begun classes at UH.

International Students

This includes students who are not native English speakers or students who reside outside of the USA.

Credit Course Tuition and Fees

For your inquires about Tuition and Fees for our PCP course, please click here 

Questions?

If you still have questions about our Pre-Requisite Certification Program (PCP), please contact us by using the form below. For more information about our M.S. Program please click here.

Note: Please read through our website thoroughly prior to contacting any of our faculty or staff members with your questions.

University of Hawaiʻi Speech & Hearning Clinic
PHONE: 808-692-1580
EMAIL: uhshc@ucera.org