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The University of Florida is an innovative educational leader in the field of audiology, being ranked sixth nationally in Doctor of Audiology Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, UF has a network of over 1,200 alumni that have earned the extremely valuable Au.D. degree and are now successful members of this elite working community. The University of Florida’s Doctor of Audiology is highly unique in that it offers all of the academic excellence found in traditional on-campus doctorate degrees, yet accommodates working professionals by maintaining all of the flexibility and convenience of a distance-learning education.
This program is highly interactive and designed to provide working audiologists with the necessary clinical knowledge and complex and diverse skills needed to meet the challenges of the dynamic health care marketplace of today. In addition, UF strives to provide the knowledge that will enable Au.D. students to provide exemplary clinical services with respect and confidence. The mission of this program is to advance students’ professional skills and autonomy to benefit audiology patients everywhere.
The faculty of the Au.D. distance learning program have national and international reputations as respected members of this community, and make up a network of talented and highly-skilled professionals. The curriculum of this program consists of nine courses, adding up to 45 credits hours. The duration to complete this program is approximately 18 months. Some of the courses that students will take through this course of study include Principles of Public Health, Applied Auditory Electrophysiology, Balance Disorders, and Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology.
Early on in the program, students are assigned to a learning community consisting of a small group of peers led by a doctoral-level facilitator. Through this learning community, students will engage in weekly online chats with classmates, instructors, and guest speakers. Students will also interact daily with peers and instructors via discussion boards, complete weekly assignments related to that week’s course material, take online quizzes, participate in virtual clinics, complete independent research projects, and access online literature.
Students must have a master's degree in Audiology, one year of post-Master's work experience, plus at least one of the following: State license in Audiology, ASHA CCC-A, Board Certification by ABA or the International equivalent.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
The AuD Program at the University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges.
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