Welcome to the Department of Clinical Therapeutic Programs
Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Clinical Therapeutic Programs is home to two accredited programs: Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, and Counseling Education.
As educators, clinicians, mentors, and scholars, the Department of Clinical Therapeutic Programs empowers future professionals and leaders to enhance the quality of lives of individuals with communication, swallowing, counseling, and/or mental health needs and their caregivers, families, and communities through service, teaching, research and advocacy. Our Department’s vision is to graduate professionals who create a society in which individuals with communication and mental health needs are supported to participate in life.
Outstanding students, skilled and dedicated faculty, and remarkable community partners are among our Department’s many strengths. Our students, faculty, and community partners are making a difference in the lives of individuals with communication and mental health needs. We invite you to join us in our work. To learn more about our dynamic and innovative academic programs, please see the information in the links below or contact me directly via email The faculty, staff, and I look forward to working with you.
Kellie C. Ellis, Ph.D., CCC/SLP Department Chair; Professor of Speech-Language Pathology