Clinical Education

Practicum Sites

Students enroll in 11 total credit hours of practicum while matriculating through the Core Program and equates to approximately four different clinical experiences within the profession of speech-language pathology. These experiences expose the students to the breadth and depth of clinical practice including the areas of interprofessionalism, evidence-based practice, effective communication, cultural competence, and accountability. The program has affiliation agreements with more than fifty practicum sites located in the Louisville Metro area, surrounding counties, and Southern Indiana. Our students rotate sites every 12-14 weeks. **Students should be prepared to travel up to 50 miles outside of Louisville for some clinical sites.** The following practicum sequence is typical for most students at UofL.


Year 1 | Fall Semester OR Spring Semester | CMDS 611 | 1 Credit Hour | 1 Option Available
  • School-Based Placement (part-time)
 Summer | CMDS 611 | 2 Credit Hours | 1 of 2 Options Available
  • Medical Placement (hospital, skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation facility, home-health)
  • Non-Medical Placement (private practice, early intervention, outpatient clinic)
Year 2 | Fall Semester | CMDS 611 | 3 Credit Hours | 1 of 3 Options Available
  • Medical Placement (hospital, skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation facility, home-health)
  • Non-Medical Placement (private practice, early intervention, outpatient clinic)
  • School-Based Placement (full-time)
Year 2 | Spring Semester | CMDS 611 | 5 Credit Hours | 1 of 4 Options Available
  • Medical Placement (hospital, skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation facility, home-health)
  • Non-Medical Placement (private practice, early intervention, outpatient clinic)
  • School-Based Placement (full-time)
  • Away Placement