School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

Pre-Audiology Concentration, Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.DegreeB.S.
Pre-Audiology, Professional CertificateCertificate
Pre-Speech-Language Pathology Concentration, Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.DegreeB.S.
Pre-Speech-Language Pathology, Professional CertificateCertificate
Sign Language Interpreting, B.S.DegreeB.S.
Sign Language Studies, A.S.DegreeA.S.
Sign Language Studies, MinorMinor
Health Science, B.S. with Concentration in Pre-Occupational TherapyDegreeB.S.
Health Science, B.S. with Concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy, AcceleratedDegreeB.S.

The School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (SRCS) is home to 5 professions organized in 2 departments: the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy (DPOT). The structure of the School reflects the organization found in many educational and medical facilities, acknowledging the strong relationships found among these disciplines. The PhD in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences spans both departments.  

Mission Statement

The shared mission of the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (SRCS) is to advance the overall missions of Idaho State University and the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences by educating current and future rehabilitation and communication science professionals. The SRCS fosters interprofessional academic and clinical experiences for the faculty and students to promote excellence in providing collaborative evidence-based practice and ethical patient/client-centered care. We serve the State of Idaho and the world by providing innovative, accessible learning experiences via on-site, distance and online courses, graduating knowledgeable, accomplished professionals, and influencing future professional practice through our vital contributions to research and creative scholarly activities.  

Student Learning Outcomes

School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (SRCS) graduates will be able to:

1. Effectively apply their knowledge and skills in clinical and research environments using current evidenced based practices, procedures, and technology.

2. Utilize appropriate interpersonal skills to effectively and compassionately communicate with and recognize the needs, values, preferred model of communication, and cultural/linguistic background of the client/patient, family, and caregivers.

3. Engage in quality continuing education with a commitment to lifelong learning so they can effectively share their knowledge, ideas, and expertise with patients, colleagues, and professionals in their health care communities.

4. Professionally, clinically, and administratively, conduct themselves and their work in an ethical, legal, and professional manner.  

5. Contribute knowledge and skills in a collaborative way with other health care professionals as a means of enhancing interprofessional interactions and providing excellence in holistic patient care.

6. Provide leadership in areas that will foster innovation and growth in their professions.

Leadership