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School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

Grover Center
Athens, OH 45701

Joann Benigno
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120 Chubb Hall
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Athens, OH 45710

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Communication Sciences and Disorders  

Ohio University's nationally recognized Bachelor of Science degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders ensures a well-rounded undergraduate education. It develops both the scientific and humanistic aspects of students with a strong emphasis on communication abilities, scholarship, professionalism, service, and multicultural engagement. The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is for you if you enjoy intellectual stimulation and interest of integrating studies across a vast array of disciplines and academic interest areas, a balance of art and science, and a sense of service and contribution to people with communication disabilities and problems.

Career Opportunities

Career possibilities for a CSD major are vast and growing every year for students who go on to complete a graduate degree in the field. Graduate students either specializing as audiologists of speech-language pathologists find work in public and private schools, early enrichment programs, hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, private practice, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, retirement centers, and universities.


Special Features

•    Founded in 1937, CSD is one of the oldest academic programs in communication sciences and disorders in the world and has one of the very first university clinics.
•    Unlike most university-based clinics, ours operates as a clinical business enterprise in multiple sites.
•    The program has a solid commitment to international collaboration and ample external clinical research sites involving underserved populations throughout the US and abroad (including active work in China, Korea, India, and Russia).
•    Lead the way in physical therapy education in the state: first DPT program; first operational MPT-to-DPT program
•    Established the second Orthopedic Residency in the state due to the receipt of 1 of 2 recent Future Growth Fund awards

Our Faculty

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College of Health Sciences and Professions

The youngest of Ohio University's academic units, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is home to about 100 staff and faculty members and 2,500 students. The College was launched in 1979 under the name Health and Human Services, and was renamed in 2010 during an academic realignment that migrated several of its programs to other campus units.

The College began with three schools in 1979 and had grown to include six by the time it was restructured in 2010. Today it includes four academic units: the School of Nursing; School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness; School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences; and Department of Social and Public Health.

All four are housed in Grover Center, a state-of-the-art facility that underwent an extensive renovation, completed in 2001, that for the first time brought all of the College’s academic programs under one roof.

While the four academic units form its core, the College over the years has branched into outreach initiatives that serve the surrounding community while providing valuable practical experience for students. These include WellWorks nutrition and fitness center; Ohio University Therapy Associates’ Hearing, Speech, Language and Physical Therapy clinics; Atrium Café; and Kids on Campus afterschool and summer programs.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.