Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Since the 1960s, our Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has offered high quality programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level, preparing graduates for successful careers in allied health, public schools, private practice, and other work settings — to include some of the most sought-after careers in a growing competitive global job market.

Career Focus

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), job growth for audiology is expected to grow by 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities in speech-language pathology are expected to grow by 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Audiology Rotational Chair

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders houses diagnostic and therapeutic equipment that provides audiology and speech pathology students access to and experience with sophisticated assessment techniques such as videostroboscopy, videofluoroscopy, nasometry, vestibular assessment, electronystagmography, and EEG.

The rotational chair, one of about a dozen in the U.S. outside of the military, is used to test inner ear function and balance in a completely darkened chamber. Videostroboscopy permits detailed analysis of vocal fold function, and students assist with videofluroscopic swallowing assessment. Students gain experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation in their respective professions.

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CSD Department

Chairperson
  Shaheen Awan | 570-389-4443
Department Secretary
  Jeanne Dayhoff | 570-389-5381

Communication Sciences and Disorders
338 Centennial Hall
570-389-5381
Fax: 570-389-2035
 
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Mission and Strategy

Bloomsburg University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, within the College of Science and Technology, prepares highly trained and competent entry level professionals who meet all requirements for certification and licensure in their respective professions, ready to contribute to a dynamic global work force.

This mission of excellence in preparation is supported by an undergraduate program that provides core knowledge and preprofessional skills. A blend of academic, clinical and research experiences help our graduates to meet the continually changing demands of the professions. Partnerships and affiliations provide diverse clinical experiences, allowing students to expand the breadth and depth of knowledge acquired through academic instruction, while helping to meet the health care needs of the community.

Strategy

The mission of our graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology is to provide quality academic and clinical education, and prepare entry-level professionals to ensure independent practice and competent delivery of clinical services to the public. The programs of audiology and speech language pathology are committed to the educational preparation of student in an inclusive environment, who through achievement of learning outcomes, demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills necessary for competent professional practice in a culturally diverse society.