Audiology Program Information
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers the Doctor of Audiology degree. The official minimum requirements for the degree are available in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
The Doctor of Audiology degree program is a campus-based program that:
- Prepares students for a professional career in audiology.
- Provides a wide array of experiences in the practice of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology.
- Provides students with complex and diverse skills necessary to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing hearing health care field.
The clinical and academic curriculum includes course work in the basic sciences, applied audiology, clinical research, statistics, audiologic rehabilitation, medical neuroscience, neuro-otology, cochlear implants, health care administration, programmable hearing aids, counseling, and aging. Graduates of this program are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) administered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Board Certification in Audiology administered by the American Academy of Audiology, and for state licensure in audiology.
The on-campus program for bachelors-level applicants is a four-year graduate degree totaling 110 semester hours. The curriculum includes 78 hours of course work in basic sciences, applied audiology, clinical research, statistics, audiologic rehabilitation, medical neuroscience, neuro-otology, cochlear implants, pharmacology, health care administration, programmable and digital hearing aids, counseling, communication and aging, and speech-language pathology.
In the remaining 32 hours of the on-campus program, students gain extensive clinical practicum experience. These practicum experiences utilize various resources at the University of Florida Health Science Center and affiliated hospitals in the North Florida area as well as the Veterans Administration Medical Center. The final clinical training hours occur during the fourth year of the program as part of an audiology externship placement.
The Distance Learning Au.D. Degree is a flexible program designed to provide working professional audiologists with the complex and diverse skills necessary to meet the challenges of the dynamic healthcare marketplace. The program provides an opportunity for working professionals to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge through 45-credit hours of online coursework covering the major content areas in the audiology scope of practice.
For more information, please see our websites: http://audiology.ufl.edu/programs/on-campus/on-campus-au-d and http://audiology.ufl.edu/programs/distance-learning/distance-learning-au-d.