Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Department
The department houses two residential programs: the Entry Level Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program and the developing Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS) program. There are two online programs: the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program for current audiology practitioners, and the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Non-Degree option provides professional continuing education. The mission of A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is to educate outstanding doctors of audiology and speech-language pathologists who are critical thinkers, leaders, innovators, and compassionate healthcare practitioners.
Audiology is a dynamic and rapidly growing healthcare profession founded on the science of hearing and the study of auditory and vestibular processes. The department of audiology at ATSU was established in 1999 as an independent department of audiology within a medical school and leading health sciences university to provide comprehensive audiology education and clinical training with a unique focus on whole-person healthcare, inter-professional collaborative practice, and lifelong learning. Graduates are knowledgeable and skilled in the scientific foundations of anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology, pharmacology, auditory science, and evidence-based practice; the application of screening, diagnostic, and treatment procedures pertaining to hearing and balance disorders for patients across the lifespan; and business management practices for a sustainable and rewarding career.
The developing speech-language pathology program is set within a leading health sciences university to provide comprehensive education and clinical training with a unique focus on whole-person healthcare, inter-professional collaborative practice, and lifelong learning. Speech-language pathology is a vibrant and growing healthcare profession with an increased need for a culturally diverse workforce to address the needs of individuals with communication disorders from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, including the use of interpreters to provide ethical services to these populations. Speech-language pathology professionals are committed to excellence in the delivery of services (assessment, diagnosis, and treatment) to individuals with speech, language, and swallowing disorders and to the advancement of the scientific foundations of the profession using evidence-based clinical practices. They are scholars and leaders who make a global impact. Speech-language pathologists have careers in many different education, healthcare, and research settings. Preparation for licensure and clinical practice in speech-language pathology requires a master’s degree with academic and clinical preparation.
ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences residential audiology and speech-language pathology programs consistently seek new, culturally and linguistically diverse, high-quality training sites. If you know of a facility interested in providing clinical rotations for doctor of audiology students, please contact Director of Clinical Education Patricia Dabrowski, AuD, at 480.265.8057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know of a facility interested in providing clinical rotations for speech-language pathology students, please contact Director of Clinical Education Christine Vining, PhD, at email@example.com.
Residential Degree Programs
NOTE: The Master of Science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology at A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Md., 20850, 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700. If approved, the program plans to admit its first cohort of students in Fall 2022. CLOSE
In the post-professional AuD program, the highly focused coursework taught by expert faculty from across the nation provides the most relevant and up-to-date education. Over the past 15 years, the more than 3000 ATSU Audiology alumni from the post-professional online program have enhanced their patient care and professional standing. Many of these doctor of audiology alumni have taken on new leadership roles, started new practices, or added new skills to their daily clinical routine. Many also now serve as clinical preceptors for the entry level AuD students, helping the next generation of audiologists to apply and refine their clinical skills and critical thinking abilities.
A strong and supportive network of AuD alumni, the high quality AuD coursework and excellent overall clinical education, along with an unmatched dedication to business training and community service, create a challenging and rewarding AuD program experience for ATSU audiology students, ensuring that ATSU AuD graduates have the highest caliber, well-rounded preparation.
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