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Audiology (Au.D.)

Administered by Administered by Communication Sciences and Disorders

Effective Fall 2018

Program Description
The Au.D. curriculum is a 4 year clinical program. Its primary objective is to produce audiologists who are competent to perform the wide array of diagnostic remedial and other services associated with the practice of audiology. The Au.D. places major emphasis on clinical training and the practical application of research theory and technology into clinical practice.

The first two years of the program emphasize didactic instruction and laboratory class work combining theory practicality and emerging technology. The emphasis in the final two years is on combining the theory with clinical learning experiences. The fourth year is a full year externship with monitoring and advisement by the faculty and staff. Both academic and practicum experience focus on the prevention identification evaluation and treatment of individuals with disorders of auditory balance communication and related systems.

The program includes academic and clinical training in diagnosis amplification electrophysiological testing aural rehabilitation educational audiology assistive devices cochlear implants industrial audiology and private practice.

The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American SpeechLanguageHearing Association (ASHA) and upon graduation; the individual is eligible for the certificate of clinical competence issued by the Council for Clinical Certification of the American SpeechLanguageHearing Association. The graduate also meets all requirements for licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners in Speech Language and Hearing.

Financial Support for Au.D. Students
Financial support is available through several sources at Bloomsburg University. In addition to the support listed below conventional financial aid packages are available through the Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Center (570-389-4279). Graduate assistantships and teaching associate information are available through the Graduate School at

Graduate Assistantships. Available through the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology other academic and nonacademic departments across the university.

International Tuition Scholarships. Available through the International Education Office located in the Student Services Center.

Minority Graduate Assistantships. Available through the School of Graduate Studies Office

Teaching Associate. Available through the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

Private Scholarships and Foundations. Information is available through the financial aid office or the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Office. (Ex: AMBUUCS Scholarship) AYSR Foundation.

Traditional Au.D. Program: 120 credits (12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+6+6)

First Year Fall
CSD.600 Diagnostic Audiology I (credits 3)
CSD.603 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits 3)
CSD.604 Hearing Aids Theory & Technology (credits 3)
CSD.650 Intro IOM (credits 3)
Following completion of CSD650, student may apply to complete IONM Certificate coursework concurrently with Au.D. program.

First Year Spring
CSD.605 Diagnostic Audiology II (credits 3)
CSD.607 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits 3)
CSD.602 Hearing Science I (credits 3)
CSD.639 Evaluation & Management of Balance Disorders I (credits 3)

First Year Summer
CSD.582 Research in Speech Language Pathology (credits 3)
CSD.609 Theoretical & Clinical Masking (credits 3)
CSD.610 Auditory Problems in Children (credits 3)
CSD.611 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits 3)

Second Year Fall
CSD.623 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits 3)
CSD.625 Neuroanatomy of the Auditory Visual & Somatosensory Systems (credits 3)
CSD.649 Evaluation & Management of Balance Disorders II (credits 3)
CSD.621 Hearing Science II (credits 3)

Second Year Spring
CSD.624 Hearing Aids: Clinical Considerations & Fitting Practices (credits 3)
CSD.626 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits 3)
CSD.631 Auditory Neurophysiology for the Audiologist (credits 3)
CSD.635 Clinical & Physiological Methods in Audiology (credits 3)

Second Year Summer
CSD.608 Evaluation & Treatment of Tinnitus (credits 3)
CSD.629 Perspectives & Interpersonal Implications of Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation (credits 3)
CSD.627 Central Auditory Processing Disorders (credits 3)
CSD.630 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits 3)

Third Year Fall
CSD.622 Aural Rehabilitation: Child (credits 3)
CSD.636 Professional Ethics & Cultural Diversity {credits 3) **
CSD.637 Medical Audiology (credits 3)
CSD.638 Clinical Externship/Residency I (credits 3)

Third Year Spring
CSD.601 Aural Rehabilitation for Adults (credits 3)
CSD.606 Electronics & Instrumentation in Audiology (credits 3)
CSD.642 Clinical Externship/Residency II (credits 3)
CSD.644 Issues & Perspectives in Audiological Practices (credits 3) **

Third Year Summer
CSD.643 Hearing Conservation (credits 3)
CSD.640 Cochlear Implant (credits 3)
CSD.628 Geriatric Audiology (credits 3) **
CSD.646 Clinical Externship/Residency Ill (credits 3)

Fourth Year Fall
CSD.647 Clinical Externship/Residency IV (credits 6)

Fourth Year Spring
CSD.648 Clinical Externship/Residency V (credits 6)

Thesis track students may substitute 6 credits of CSD.599 Thesis in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3 cr. x 2) for 6 credits of coursework (3 cr. x 2) from those indicated
with **

 IONM Certification Program for Au.D. students


First Year

Second Year

Third Year


CSD 650
Intro to IONM

CSD 653
IONM Anesthesia

CSD 656
IONM Cranial Surgery


CSD 651
Funct Human Neuroanatomy

CSD 654
Clinical Neurophysiology II

CSD 657
IONM Skull Base Surgery


CSD 652
Clinical Neurophysiology I

CSD 655
IONM Spine Surgery

CSD 658
IONM Mapping

Practicum training will be achieved via:

Third Year – Fall:  CSD 638 Clinical Externship/Residency I, Spring:  CSD 642 Clinical Externship/Residency II, and/or Summer CSD 646 Clinical Externship/Residency III with SpecialtyCare.

Fourth Year – Fall:  CSD 647 Clinical Externship/Residency IV and Spring:  CSD 648 Clinical Externship/Residency V.
Admission to the Doctorate of Audiology program is on a competitive bases. Interested students are encouraged to apply early (application deadline is March 15th). Online application material can be downloaded at

Prerequisite coursework and requirements:
The Graduate School's general admission criteria and the following specific criteria must be met for unconditional admission.

All doctoral students in audiology will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in speech and language development either (a) upon entering as a program prerequisite, or (b) by the end of the second year of study. Individual student preparation will be reviewed by the faculty on admission, and the individual plan for meeting this requirement will be prepared by the student and faculty, subject to approval by the graduate advisor.

Minimum undergraduate GPA 3.00

Three academic letters of recommendation

Personal interview

GRE: Math Verbal and Written

A minimum of 3 semester hours in each of the following areas: Life sciences physical sciences behavioral sciences mathematics written and oral communications.

Specific courses may be required for ASHA Certification.

Official Transcripts
TOEFL scores for international students

OnePage typed letter detailing their professional background experience and rationale for wanting to be admitted to the program in audiology.

Individuals not meeting all requirements: Conditional admission is considered upon recommendation of the faculty.

The student must maintain a QPA of 3.0 with no more than 2 grades lower than a B throughout the doctoral program. A grade of B or lower in any clinical experience will necessitate repeating the course to achieve a grade of B or higher.

Knowledge and Skills Assessment (KASA)
Students will have regular and ongoing opportunities to assess their knowledge and skills acquired in the academic and clinical program. Standard 5.3.

The results of this assessment will be used to plan and implement program improvements. There are two copies of the KASA one in your academic file  one is your copy to track and assess your knowledge and skills. Students must review and complete their copy of the KASA form each semester. Each faculty/instructor will review the form with the student. You must bring your copy of the KASA to advisement for review. The file copy will then be completed after advisement. This will also provide regular feedback to you regarding progress in achieving the expected knowledge and skills in all academic and clinical components of the program.

Achievement of specific knowledge and skills provided in a course is the decision of the faculty/instructor.

If you do not achieve the knowledge and skills in a course extra work/activities (outside of class) can be provided. The extra work/activities will not be used to determine your grade for the course. This is not extra credit for a grade.

Graduation does not guarantee ASHA certification or Pennsylvania Licensure.

Research Opportunities
Students will have the opportunity to be involved in clinical research projects with the department faculty. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct their own research under the guidance of the faculty. Student research grants are available through the University and National Organizations (AAA ASHA). Students are encouraged to present their research at State and National meetings.

Practicum opportunities are available through the Bloomsburg University audiology clinic which is housed in Centennial Hall and contracted services that the Clinic provides to public schools hospitals private practice and industry. Affiliations are also in place with over 80 hospitals clinics public schools and private practice settings.

Inhouse clinic:
Hearing Aid Clinic Selection verification and orientation of analog and digital technology across the life span

Hospital Clinic  Newborn hearing screening occupational medicine and in and out patient services

Aural Rehabilitation  Infant habilitation and counseling with a parent centered focus school age evaluation for assistive devices and amplification geriatric rehabilitation

Electrophysiology Clinic Diagnostic Testing otoacoustic emissions auditory evoked potentials visual evoked somatosensory evoked stacked auditory evoked potential electrocochleography steady state evoked potential

Tinnitus Clinic  Diagnostic and rehabilitative services auditory maskers counseling and tinnitus retraining therapy

Vestibular/Balance Clinic  Diagnostic and rehabilitative services electromystagmography rotational chair dynamic computerized posturography vestibular myogenic evoked potentials

School age Central Auditory Processing Disorders assistive device auditory trainers cochlear implants

About the Department
The Audiology program is located in the School of Health Sciences. The Department consists of 14 faculty 7 in house staff and 15 clinical staff instructors from area hospitals clinics and private practices.

The Clinic utilizes state of the art equipment and computer labs that are accessible to the graduate students.

Graduate classes taught during the academic year are usually scheduled in the late afternoon or evening to allow clinical practicum opportunities.

Academic and clinical facilities are housed in a newly constructed building Centennial Hall. The Harvey A. Andruss Library houses more than 350000 bound volumes 1.8 million microtexts 1710 current periodicals and subscribes to 100 medical and professional data bases for student research.