START YOUR CAREER WITH YOUR SPEECH THERAPY STUDIES? OF COURSE!
For communication, language is an essential component and defines both our being and our way of acting. But what if something does not work as it should? As a speech therapist, you will examine, treat, train, and advise people to specifically promote interpersonal communication both verbally or non-verbally. The Bachelor's Programme in Speech Therapy at IU will provide you with the necessary competencies and skills to apply speech therapy reflectively and to participate in research projects. Later, you will work as a speech therapist in a clinical setting, manage a speech therapy practise, or work as a consultant in the prevention and health promotion of care and learning facilities.
Building on a specialised education, the IU programme in Speech Therapy has as its primary goal to make you a "reflective practitioner", whether it is a full-time or a part-time Bachelor's programme. You will be taught the relevant fundamentals of health economics, disciplinary and interdisciplinary management skills, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. You will also cover key topics such as speech and language, linguistic development, voice and speech flow, and neuro- and pathophysiology. You can specialise in the areas of management, didactics, prevention, and health for therapists, to further extend the knowledge you have already acquired.
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In our free and non-binding information material you will find out everything about:
- Content of your studies
- Admission and application
- Prices in detail
Why you should study at IU
- SALARY INCREASE up to 20%
- By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
- MORE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE
- The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
- OPTIMAL PROMOTION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.
After completing your studies, you have the opportunity to work as a "reflective practitioner". This primarily means the competence to further develop speech therapy in the light of scientific findings, health economics and political developments, as well as individual client needs. Your classic fields of employment are hospitals, clinics and speech therapy practices. However, you are also in demand in kindergartens and primary schools.
HEAD OF A SPEECH THERAPY PRACTICE
As the head of a speech therapy practice, you take on organisational and coordinative tasks in addition to therapy and diagnostics. You are responsible for personnel management and act as the main contact person for your employees. In addition, you make work schedules, regularly plan further training for your team and ensure a continuously high level of work as well as a harmonious working atmosphere.
DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION CONSULTANT
As a disease prevention and health promotion consultant, you support companies or educational institutions in creating a health-promoting environment. You advise and accompany them in the implementation of disease prevention and intervention concepts and support them in keeping employees, children and young people motivated and healthy.
As you have already completed training as an speech therapist, the first three semesters are automatically recognised. You can find further information under "admission".
- Health Economics
- Health Care Market Structure
- Theory and Practice Models
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Neuro- and Pathophysiology in Therapy - Basics
- Evidence based Practice
Our bachelor's degree programs are generally free admission programs. Precondition, in any case, is at least a university entrance qualification in the form of:
- A General qualification diploma or vocational technical diploma
- An entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences
- A master craftsman's diploma
- Or advanced further training
- Or at least two years of vocational training plus at least three years of professional experience.
Also important to note: To qualify for this degree programme, you must have completed your vocational training as a speech therapist.
For detailed information and advice about possible exceptions, please refer to the corresponding subpage of the respective bachelor's degree program.
Have you already completed a vocational training, have you been working professionally for several years or have you been able to successfully complete your studies? Perfect! This is because you can then have certain prior credits and academic achievements specifically recognized to shorten your study time and reduce your tuition fees.
You can find out which of your previous degrees, certificates or professional experience and skills can be credited to you on the websites of the individual course of study or directly from the student advisor for the location you are interested in.
If you have successfully completed your vocational training, the standard duration of your studies with us is reduced by 50% as the training will be automatically credited towards your degree. Of course, this also reduces your tuition fees because you will only have to pay tuition fees for 18 months instead of 36 months.
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