Speech-Language Pathologists are trained to prevent, diagnose, assess, treat, and rehabilitate speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults, with a variety of careers available for practitioners in a range of healthcare, education, and research settings.

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for speech-language pathologists is expected to grow by 18% from 2016 to 2026—much faster than the average for all other occupations—with early identification, bilingualism, and the demand for direct and contract services contributing to the increase.

UVM Continuing and Distance Education, in conjunction with the UVM Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is pleased to offer both a 19-credit Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Master’s Track Certificate Program (SLP Pre-Master’s Track) and a 22-credit Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Professional Certificate (SLPA) to help address the growing need for qualified providers.