The University of Florida’s Doctor of Audiology degree program is a campus-based program that:
- Prepares students for a professional career in audiology
- Provides students with an array of experiences in the practice of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology
- Provides students with the 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 totaling 110 semester credit hours. 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 as well as Board Certification in Audiology administered by the American Academy of Audiology and state licensure in audiology.
The curriculum includes extensive academic coursework 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. Students also complete an extensive program of clinical coursework (i.e. clinical practicum). These practicum experiences take place in UF Health facilities (e.g., the new UF Health: The Oaks facility), the University of Florida Health Science Center, and affiliated hospitals and private practice clinics in the North Florida area as well as elsewhere in the state and the country. The fourth year of the program consists of a full-time clinical audiology externship.
Au.D. Program Mission
The mission of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 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.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) and the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology (residential) at The University of Florida is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.