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CSD Program

Bringing Language to Life…

Prerequisite Certification Program (PCP)
for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Register Now for CSD 433, CSD 435 and CSD 437.

The Fall 2017–Summer 2018 PCP is offered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) through the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and Outreach College.

  • Provides required training for speech pathology or audiology graduate programs
  • Online courses can be taken from anywhere in the world
  • Taught by CSD faculty from JABSOM
  • Certificate from JABSOM upon completion of 7 courses (3 credits each)
  • Completion in one year with full course load

Timeline and Courses*

Fall 2017 (August 21 – December 15, 2017)

  • CSD 431 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
    Overview of anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing: structures and function of respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, deglutition, and hearing systems required for normal communication and swallowing.
  • CSD 432 Phonetics
    Introduction to 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.
  • CSD 436 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Information and theoretical foundations serve as an introduction to the field of communication disorders; overview of normal processes and disorders of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing.

Spring 2018 (January 8 – May 11, 2018)

  • CSD 433 Speech and Language Development
    Provides an understanding of children's acquisition of speech, language, and normal communication development from birth through adolescence.
  • CSD 435 Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Provides observation and discussion of the clinical management of individuals with communication disorders, and practical experience related to clinical procedures and requirements.
  • CSD 437 Introduction to Audiometry and Auditory Disorders
    Covers anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, acoustic, basic knowledge of auditory disorders and testing procedures, and introduction to rehabilitative audiology.

Summer 2018 (May 21 – August 10, 2018)

  • CSD 434 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Speech and Hearing
    Provides an understanding of fundamental processes underlying the production and perception of speech, as well as the physical and psychological aspects of sound and their measurement.
  • CSD 438 Statistics
    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 (Elective).

* Individual courses may be taken to fulfill particular prerequisite needs

Specialties and Interests

James Hall, PhD: Auditory Processing Disorders, Evoked Potentials, Clinical Audiology, Teleaudiology.

Alaina Davis, PhD, CCC-SLP: Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurogenic Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Cognitive Communication Disorders, Clinical Supervision.

Amy Lower, MS, CCC-SLP: Voice Disorders, Singing Voice Therapy, Accent Modification, Clinical Coordination.

Barbara Ward, MS, CCC-SLP: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Augmentative/ Alternative Communication, Clinical Supervision.

Verna Chinen, MS, CCC-SLP: Child Language Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Speech Disorders, Department of Education Related Services.

Jingyu Linna Jin, MScA, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C): Geriatrics, Swallowing, Neurogenic Rehabilitation, Clinical Supervision.

Tuition and Fees for Fall 2017 – Summer 2018
$1,374 per course
$9,618 for full program of 7 courses

To Apply
For more information on applying to the PCP Program, visit How to Apply on the PCP Program website.

International students are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 61 within the past two years. Scores must be submitted no later than one month prior to the start of the term they are enrolling in.

To Register:
Register for courses at STAR.


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Term Dates

  • Spring Extension 2018
    January 8 – May 11, 2018
  • 15-Week Courses
    January 22 – May 11, 2018

Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221