Audiology Program Information
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers the Doctor of Audiology degree in Audiology. 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 Au.D. program is a four-year graduate degree. 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 125 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.
During the remaining 47 hours of the program, students will receive clinical experience at the campus clinic. 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 will occur during the fourth year 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 combines the professional experience of the College of Public Health and Health Professions with the academic excellence of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide an opportunity for working professionals to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge.
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.