Speech pathologists study speech and language disorders in order to facilitate healthy communication. As Christians, we are called to serve; speech pathology is one concrete way we are able to help rehabilitate those who struggle with issues ranging from speaking to swallowing to interpreting language.

Overview

Calvin's speech pathology and audiology program combines rigorous coursework with clinical experiences in our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to prepare you for your career. At Calvin, you'll also have the unique option of completing our five-year masters program in speech pathology.

Careers in Speech Pathology - MA

  • Schools
  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • Private Practices
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Research Facilities

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Join the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association; study international dialects in England, Scotland and Ireland; assist a professor with communication research over a summer; volunteer at local hospitals and schools.

Course Requirements 2013-14

Speech Pathology and Audiology major (5-year program)

(101-105 semester hours)

Cognates (21 semester hours)

  • BIOL-115 Human Biology
  • ENGL-370 Literary Theory and Criticism
  • MATH-143 Probability and Statistics
  • PSYC-201 Developmental Psyc: Lifespan
  • Physics or Chemistry course
  • one from

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Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Bretton and Kimberly Bolt Family Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,000
  • junior or senior nursing or speech pathology major or pursuing a pre-physical therapy, or pre-occupational therapy program or other fields focused on care of the elderly
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need required; preference to those who volunteer or work at a skilled nursing facility
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
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Faculty

Jill Bates

Jill Bates
Clinical Director
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
jbates@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6715

Heather Koole

Heather Koole
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
DC 271
hkk3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7812

Andrea Kortenhoven

Andrea Kortenhoven
Instructor of Communication Arts & Sciences, English, and Education
Department of English
DCC 260K
alk9@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8727

Brian Kreisman

Brian Kreisman
Associate Professor, William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-in-Residence chair
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
DC 269
bmk24@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7306

Elizabeth Oommen

Elizabeth Oommen
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
DC 261A
eo23@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6016

Judith Vander Woude

Judith Vander Woude
Professor, director of Speech Pathology & Audiology
SPAUD director
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
DC 261D
jvwoude@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6070

Talk to us

Judith Vander Woude Judith Vander Woude
Program Director
SPAUD director
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
DC 261D
jvwoude@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6070

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