Au.D.

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Public Health and Health Professions

AuD Program Mission:

The mission of the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program is to preserve, promote, and improve the functioning and general well-being of individuals and communities by educating our students in the detection, prevention, diagnosis and management of hearing and balance disorders. The goal of the Doctor of Audiology program is to prepare professionals who are well qualified for employment in a range of education- and health-related settings and who, once employed, are recognized for their competence, leadership, ethics, and commitment to service and life-long learning. The approach of the program is to focus on cutting-edge research, active learning, expert mentoring, and spirited engagement in service activities, so that students are prepared to design and deliver effective, culturally-sensitive, evidenced-based clinical services in audiology which improve the functioning and general well-being of persons with hearing and balance disorders.

On-Campus Doctor of Audiology Program – Overview

The University of Florida Post-Bachelor’s 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 Post-Bachelor’s 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 University of Florida Doctor of Audiology Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Public comment can be addressed to the CAA by mail to ASHA at 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289, or online at www.asha.org/about/credentialing/accreditation (select the link “Call for Public Comment Graduate Education Programs”).

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.

During the remaining 32 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.