Speech Pathology and Audiology Prerequisite Program (SPAPP)

Asynchronous learning
Online courses on your schedule


The University of Hawaiʻi Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (UH CSD) offers an online Speech Pathology and Audiology Prerequisite Certification Program (SPAPP) 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 SPAPP 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.

Course Listing

Required (21 credits)

CSD 431 Anatomy of Speech and Hearing (3 credits)

CSD 432 Phonetics (3 credits)

CSD 433 Speech/Lang Development (3 credits)

CSD 434 Speech and Hearing Acoustics (3 credits)

CSD 435 Clinical Methods in CSD (3 credits)

CSD 436 Intro to CSD (3 credits)

CSD 437 Intro Audiometry & Aud Dis (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits) - Not required for certificate.

CSD 438 Basic Statistics CSD (3 credits)