College of Health Sciences and Professions
Grover Center W290
Athens, OH 45701
Averell Overby, Director
Jeff DiGiovanni, Coordinator, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Teresa Tyson-Drummer, Administrative Associate, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Janis Carnahan, Administrative Associate, Physical Therapy
The School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (RCS), founded in 1937 as the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences (HSLS), is one of the oldest and largest academic programs in communication sciences and disorders in the world. The new school is composed of the former Schools of Physical Therapy and Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, though only graduate programs are offered in Physical Therapy, which can be found in the graduate catalog. The School offers both an undergraduate major and minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The School is dedicated to excellence in research and education of undergraduate and graduate students who will be successful for future academic study and employment.
The School’s faculty and staff are committed to personalized mentoring of students at all levels, and to integrating academic learning with pre-clinical and clinical education through course work, clinical experiences, research opportunities, and extracurricular activities.
Numerous RCS alumni have achieved highly visible leadership positions as researchers, professors, authors, clinic directors, and administrators. RCS faculty members are known internationally for their research and clinical expertise. The School has a solid commitment to international collaboration and ample external clinical research sites in the US and in several other countries. The Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic has a longstanding reputation for provision of quality clinical services to people of all ages in nine counties in Southern Ohio. In addition to having a large state-of-the art on-campus clinic the Clinic has 14 additional off-campus clinical sites.