Provo, UT- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) has announced it will offer a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology for the first time during the 2017-2018 academic year. The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) awarded Candidacy accreditation status to the RMUoHP program March 2017. The inaugural class of 35 students will begin this fall.

The RMUoHP Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology is a two-year, 6-term program. The curriculum consists of 66 graduate credits, with a series of clinical practicums. The program will have faculty who specialize in treating patients with autism, child speech and language disorders, swallowing disorders, aphasia, voice disorders and the cognitive issues related to traumatic brain injury. Students will begin seeing patients in the on-campus, pro-bono community clinic in early 2018.

Program Director, Linda Spencer, PhD, CCC-SLP stated that the addition of this program would ensure that RMUoHP would meet the demands of the changing health-care environment. The clinic will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a highly trained, student-centered faculty who will prepare students to become life-long professionals who will provide comprehensive, evidence-based patient centered care.