Mission Statement and Philosophy

The Andrews University Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SPLAD) provides faith-affirming Christian education.  The sequence of experiences focuses on the knowledge and practices for a career in the discipline. 

Students will:

  • Become knowledgeable about human communication and potential disorders

  • Uphold the ethical and Christian principles regardless of age, gender or ethnicity

  • Be prepared to provide high quality, effective clinical service.

Mission Statement

Our mission is:

To cultivate competent professionals in a Christ-centered learning environment, who will positively impact and engage the global community. 


Purpose and Philosophy

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Core Philosophical Values

We are committed to offering:

• Educational excellence
• Christ-centered environment
• Mutual Respect and Compassion
• Upholding Ethical and Professional Principles
• Highly Qualified Educators
• Patient/Client Interactions
• State of the Art Technology, Innovation, and Physical Plant
• Inter-professional Education (IPE)
• Unique Service Opportunity

Who Can You Help as a Speech-Language Pathologist?

  • A child who presents with speech or language impairments

  • A teen-ager who stutters

  • A seventy year old man suffering from Parkinson’s disease who simply wants to eat a satisfying meal

All of these people can benefit from the expertise and intervention of you if you choose a career as a speech-language pathologist.

Our Emphasis is on Excellence in Education

As a part of our Christian based program students receive extensive training and practice in the assessment, diagnosis, and remediation of speech, language and communication impairments.  Our program emphasizing the ethical responsibility to serve all clients regardless of race, age, ethnicity.


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