New online courses in speech pathology and audiology help bridge the gap to a graduate degree

This summer, Miami's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology is offering 5 special online courses to help prepare undergraduates for graduate coursework.

enlarged photo of sign language classThe courses are offered fully online with highly engaged faculty who are trained in online teaching pedagogy.

"Instead of being part of a set leveling program, our online courses are offered on an 'a la carte' basis," said chair and professor Susan Brehm. "This means students from anywhere in the country can take as few or as many as they wish in order to meet their personal needs."

One course, for example, is on aural rehabilitation (SPA 326), and it will engage students with an online introduction to the principles of managing hearing loss.

"Students have repeatedly commented that this course provides them with the essential foundations to successfully work with clients and families dealing with hearing loss," said clinical faculty member Chip Hahn. "From early intervention to group counseling and orientation sessions — this course covers all the basics!"

The full slate of online courses that are currently being offered is:

  • Beginning American Sign Language I (SPA 101; 4 credits)
    Dates: May 16 - June 24
    Prerequisites: None
  • Theories of Language Development (SPA 223; 4 credits)
    Dates: May 16 - June 24
    Prerequisites: None
  • Research Design in Communication Disorders (SPA 416; 3 credits)
    Dates: May 16 - June 24
    Prerequisites: College level statistics course
  • Aural Rehabilitation (SPA 326; 3 credits)
    Dates: June 26 - August 5
    Prerequisites: None
  • Beginning American Sign Language II (SPA 102; 4 credits)
    Dates: June 26 - August 5
    Prerequisites: Beginning American Sign Language I (SPA 101)

For more information about these online courses, including registration and tuition fees, contact the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at (513) 529-2500 or spa@MiamiOH.edu.