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Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program Online Non-Degree

The Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Non-Degree option is designed for practicing audiologists, holding a master’s or doctoral degree in audiology (e.g. MA, MS, AuD or PhD) with a minimum of one year of full-time practice as a licensed/certified/registered audiologist interested in the following:

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  • Expanding current knowledge and skill set into another aspect of the profession
  • Collaborating with global peers on a topic of interest
  • Obtaining continuing education hours through online education (all individuals interested in obtaining CEU credits are encouraged to obtain prior course approval from their professional licensure/registration/certification organization)
  • Relocating and in need of additional credits to obtain licensure/certification/registration in a different country (documentation required from credentialing agency)
  • Considering the AuD program and enrolling in the single course option to explore online education

Non-degree students may complete a maximum of three courses. Please note that non-degree seeking hours cannot be transferred into the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Degree Program.

For enrollment in non-degree seeking online courses, A.T. Still University (ATSU) employees, legally recognized spouses and children of ATSU employees, residential students and legally recognized spouses, ATSU preceptors, ATSU alumni and members of audiology professional state associations or ATSU Audiology partner organizations MAY be eligible for a tuition discount. For questions regarding eligibility, please contact Enrollment Services at (toll-free) 866-626-2878 Ext. 2019 or (direct) 660-626-2019 or via email to enrollmentservices@atsu.edu.

For information, please contact Dr. Andrea Ruotolo, program director at aruotolo@atsu.edu.

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  • Diversity at A.T. Still University
  • Accreditation +

    • A.T. Still University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

      230 S. LaSalle Street; Suite 7-500
      Chicago, IL 60604

      Phone: 800.621.7440 | Fax: 312.263.7462
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      Degree-granting authority for the Arizona School of Health Sciences has been given by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1400 West Washington Rd., Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Phone 602.542.5709.

  • Career Advancement+

    • This prestigious doctor of audiology post-professional degree is designed to enhance your expertise as a practicing audiologist for continued growth in your clinical practice. By improving and expanding your diverse skills in providing audiologic care, in professional issues and in practice management you can propel your career forward and perhaps in new directions, opening doors to new professional opportunities and leadership positions related audiology.

      Students enrolled in the elite ATSU-ASHS Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology online degree and ATSU alumni from the AuD program practice in a wide variety of clinical and management positions with a variety of titles, including:

      • Clinical Audiologist
      • Doctor of Audiology
      • Audiology Director
      • Audiology Practice Owner
      • Educational Audiologist
      • Pediatric Audiologist
      • Licensed Audiologist
      • Clinical Director
      • Chief of Audiology
      • Audiology Faculty

Doctor of Audiology Program Faculty & Staff

Audiology department faculty members are dedicated to your success in your online AuD program. Interaction with a variety of faculty with extensive expertise within the scope of practice of audiology offers students exposure to various teaching styles, audiology practice experiences, and education-related backgrounds; leading to a well-rounded education and fostering personal and professional growth.

  • Dean +

      • Ann Leae Burch, PT, MPH, EdD Vice Dean, Arizona School of Health Sciences Ann Leae Burch, PT, MPH, EdD Vice Dean, Arizona School of Health Sciences
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        Phone: 480.219.6061

        Email: aburch@atsu.edu

        Dr. Ann Lee Burch is the dean of A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS). Dr. Burch received her doctor of education from Columbia University, Teachers College in 2005. She received her masters of public health from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health in 2002 and her masters of physical therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the Research Group on Health Disparities at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her BA is in psychology from the University of Rochester.

        Prior to her appointment as dean, Dr. Burch served as vice dean for ATSU-ASHS. She served as the chair of the Physical Therapy Department from 2008-January 2012. Prior to ATSU, Dr. Burch was the director of physical therapy at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has held administrative and/or faculty positions at the International Center for the Disabled in NY, NY, Mercy College in NY, and Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.

        Dr. Burch’s area of scholarly interest and application of that interest is in knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of health care providers and healthcare professional students towards underrepresented patient/client groups.

        Dr. Burch is the author of a Guide to Physical Therapy (Vault Publishers) which was written to increase information access about physical therapy to both high school graduates and re-entry adults. She was a co-investigator on an NIH grant at the University of Puerto Rico exploring the feasibility of an exercise program for breast cancer survivors living in San Juan.  Dr. Burch has lived in Symi, Greece, Taipei, Taiwan, Ahmdebad, India and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is committed to research, teaching and service that further the understanding of the impact of socioeconomic and cultural variables on health.

        She was a member of the class of 2014 cohort of Women in Educational Leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2017 she was the co-PI on a Centers for Disease Control, Association for Prevention and Teaching grant exploring a population health case study format for teaching and communicating the impact of social determinants of health on health disparities. She was recently appointed a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.  

  • Chair +

      • Tabitha Parent-Buck, AuD Chair Tabitha Parent-Buck, AuD Chair
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        tparent@atsu.edu

        Courses taught:
        AUDE 5110 Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy
        AUD 702 Auditory and Vestibular Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
        AUD 810 Pharmacology and Ototoxicity
        AUDP 7100 Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
        AUDP 7300 Pharmacology and Ototoxicity

        Tabitha Parent-Buck, AuD, is a tenured full professor and was appointed as the founding chair of the Department of Audiology at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) in July 1999. Dr. Parent-Buck obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in audiology from Purdue University and her doctor of audiology degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings and has worked as a sales representative and trainer in the hearing aid industry. She provided academic and clinical instruction as an assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of New Mexico, where she was recognized for teaching excellence. Dr. Parent-Buck has published and presented in the areas of hearing aid technology, otoacoustic emissions, vestibular evaluation, pharmacology, neuroanatomy, genetics, and the AuD movement. Dr. Parent-Buck is a past-president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She served on the board of the Audiology Foundation of America from 1996-2003. She is also a member of the American Academy of Audiology (since 1991) and has served on the Convention Special Events Subcommittee and the Task Force on Licensure and Payment Issues of Audiology Externship Students. In addition, she served on the task force for the Arizona audiology licensure revision from 2005 to 2007.

  • Director +

      • Andrea Ruotolo, AuD Andrea Ruotolo, AuD

        aruotolo@atsu.edu

        Courses taught:
        Audiology Grand Rounds
        AUDP 8220 Counseling, Aural Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices
        AUDP 9400 Culminating Case Experience I (CCE-I)
        AUDP 9410 Culminating Case Experience II (CCE-II)

        Andrea Ruotolo, AuD, is an associate professor and program director of the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology program at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS). Dr. Ruotolo received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Indiana University and her doctor of audiology degree from ATSU-ASHS. She has provided academic and clinical instruction at Portland State University and ATSU, where she has been recognized for teaching excellence. She has an extensive background in adult and pediatric assessment, amplification, and aural rehabilitation. Her professional experience includes hospital and medical settings, school settings, and private non-profit facilities. She has participated as an off-campus preceptor supporting local programs throughout her career and has frequently in-serviced nurses, physicians, and support staff on audiology-related issues. Dr. Ruotolo has presented courses on hearing science, amplification, pediatric audiology, vestibular disorders, educational audiology, professional issues, counseling, adult amplification, adult aural rehabilitation, and embryology and genetic conditions. She currently serves as a board member and Educational Committee chair for the Oregon Academy of Audiology.

  • Audiology Full-Time Faculty & Staff +

      • Elton L. Bordenave, PhD, MEd Elton L. Bordenave, PhD, MEd
        Associate Professor and Director, A.T. Still University Center for Resilience in Aging
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      • Tricia Dabrowski, AuD Tricia Dabrowski, AuD
        Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator
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      • Melanie A. Gibson, MA Melanie A. Gibson, MA
        Program Manager, Co-Instructor
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      • Heather I. Guerra, AuD Heather I. Guerra, AuD
        Assistant Professor and Director, AFA Balance & Hearing Institute
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      • Troy D. Hale, AuD Troy D. Hale, AuD
        Assistant Professor
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      • Zarin Mehta, PhD Zarin Mehta, PhD
        Associate Professor
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      • Stacy Neal Stacy Neal
        Patient Services Coordinator, AFA Balance & Hearing Institute
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      • Teri Rorie Teri Rorie
        Administrative Assistant
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      • Les R. Schmeltz, AuD Les R. Schmeltz, AuD
        Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator
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      • Kimberly Skinner, AuD Kimberly Skinner, AuD
        Assistant Professor
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  • Audiology Adjunct Faculty +

      • spacer image for page layout Deb Abel, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Shelly Ash, MS Shelly Ash, MS
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Rex Banks, AuD Rex Banks, AuD
        Independent Contractor, Content Designer & Course Facilitator

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      • Erica Bodie, AuD Erica Bodie, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Amanda Bohn, AuD Amanda Bohn, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Greg Borgmeyer, AuD Greg Borgmeyer, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Bettie Borton, AuD Bettie Borton, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Carolyn Bower, AuD Carolyn Bower, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Andrew Bzowyckj, PharmD Andrew Bzowyckj, PharmD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Rebekah Cunningham, PhD Rebekah Cunningham, PhD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Suzanne Foley, AuD Suzanne Foley, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Gloria Garner, AuD Gloria Garner, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Krista Fritzgerald, AuD Krista Fritzgerald, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Sara Jagger, AuD Sara Jagger, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Kristy Knight, MS Kristy Knight, MS
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Mary Ormson, AuD Mary Ormson, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Stacy Payne, AuD Stacy Payne, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Mia Pendergrass, AuD Mia Pendergrass, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Dany Pineault, AuD Dany Pineault, AuD
        Independent Contractor, Content Designer & Course Facilitator

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      • Kelly Reavis, MS Kelly Reavis, MS
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Joy Rosenberg, AuD Joy Rosenberg, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Amanda Zappler, AuD Amanda Zappler, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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      • Melanie Venne, AuD Melanie Venne, AuD
        Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Non-Degree Admissions

  • Requirements +

      1. A master’s or doctoral degree in audiology from a regionally-accredited college or institution, or the equivalent based on evaluation of foreign transcripts for U.S. degree/course equivalency. Master’s degree equivalency as demonstrated through state licensure in audiology or verification of the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) is also accepted.
      2. Submission of all official college or academic transcripts for institutions from which a degree was earned. Applicants who have graduated from a university outside the United States must submit acceptable evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency. Canadian transcripts which are in English and on a 4.0 grading scale do not require evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency.
      3. Applicants must submit official documentation of current audiology licensure/certification/registration. If licensure/certification/registration were held in the past, but not currently active, applicants must submit official documentation of previous licensure, certification, or registration. If the licensure or certification agency does not send paper verification forms, the applicant must provide a website URL for verification of previous licensure or certification. For applicants who practice outside of the United States or Canada, the applicant must provide official documentation of regulatory certification or registration to practice audiology that is held by the applicant, and the applicant’s credentials will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Individuals are not eligible to enroll in the program if their license, certification or registration is currently revoked or suspended.
      4. Applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences. Written and spoken proficiency in the English language may be demonstrated by one of the following options:
        • Option 1 - English is your first language.
        • Option 2 - Graduated from a regionally accredited four year university or college in the United States (minimum BA or BS).
        • Option 3 - You are demonstrating your English proficiency by submitting acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Testing Service (IELTS).
        • Acceptable minimal scores for ASHS applications are:
        • TOEFL: Internet based total score = 80
        • IELTS score are an overall band score of 6.5

      The TOEFL is administered by TOEFL/TSE Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ, 08541-6151, USA 609.771.7100. Information is available at TOEFL. A.T. Still University’s institutional code is 0339. Please be sure to include this information when you submit your application packet. TOEFL Educational Testing Services P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 609.771.7100.

      IELTS information

      Technology Requirements

      All ATSU students are required to own a computer system. Minimum system technology specifications vary depending on program.

      Foreign Credential Evaluation

      Applicants who have graduated from a foreign college or university must submit acceptable evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency. All coursework taken at the foreign institution must be evaluated for American institution equivalence by one of the following services:

      World Education Services
      P.O. Box 5087 Bowling Green Station
      New York, NY 10274-5087
      Phone: 212. 966.6311
      Fax: 212.739.6139
      info@wes.org
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      Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
      International Education Consultants
      7101 SW 102 Avenue
      Miami FL 33173
      Phone: 305.273.1616
      Fax: 305.273.1338
      info@jsilny.com
      www.jsilny.com

  • Tuition +

    • Application fee: $70 (nonrefundable)

      Tuition for non-degree seeking courses is $450 per semester hour credit.

      For enrollment in non-degree seeking online courses, A.T. Still University (ATSU) employees, legally recognized spouses and children of ATSU employees, residential students and legally recognized spouses, ATSU preceptors, ATSU alumni and members of audiology professional state associations or ATSU Audiology partner organizations MAY be eligible for a tuition discount. For questions regarding eligibility, please contact Enrollment Services at (toll-free) 866-626-2878 Ext. 2019 or (direct) 660-626-2019 or via email to enrollmentservices@atsu.edu.

      *Tuition and fees are subject to change, application fee and tuition are in US Dollars.

      Tuition Refund Policy

      See the University Catalog for tuition refund policies.

The Family and Culture


ATSU Audiology student with toddler patient. Two ATSU students with unidentified female patient at ATSU clinic. ATSU Audiology students facilitating hearing test in clinical training environment. ATSU Audiology students performing diagnostic and comprehensive procedures on patient. ATSU Professor Tabitha Parent-Buck trains Audiology students in facilitating hearing test. ATSU student doctor talking to a little boy patient who is holding a Teddy Bear. ATSU Audiology student performing hearing test. ATSU Audiology students collaborating and working together. ATSU Audiology faculty.

 

  • Canvas Demo Course +

    • An iPad logging into ATSU's app with an open book displayed in the background

      Explore our interactive online learning platform (Canvas) through a virtual course tour.

      Click the “Connect Now” button below, then complete the following steps:

      • Choose “I’m a Student”
      • Enter join code: KADNHH
      • Enter your full name
      • Create a username and password
      • Agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
      • Choose the “Start Learning” button


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Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Curriculum Overview

Audiology Continuing Education Courses

Continuing education courses in the doctor of audiology curriculum will provide students with the advanced knowledge, skills, insights, and techniques consistent with what makes A.T. Still University a preeminent learning-centered institution. Course descriptions and credit hours can be found in the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology program curriculum guide (pdf).

Course Descriptions

  • AUDP 7000 - Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism +

    • Credits: 4
      This course begins with an introduction to the online learning system used for this academic program. Students will be instructed in online navigation tools, computer basics and academic resources. Students will then be introduced to the professional roles and responsibilities of a variety of members of the healthcare delivery system and provided an orientation to the history and philosophy of osteopathic medicine upon which A.T. Still University is founded. In addition, the course will examine contemporary ethical issues in audiology and provide a framework for ethical decision-making. Topics also include information regarding the organization and function of professional associations, activities which serve the professional community, service to the public and the development of leadership skills.
  • AUDP 7100 - Neuroscience and Neuroimaging +

    • Credits: 4
      The foundations of audiologic diagnostic and therapeutic measures are based upon an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. This course provides a study of the development of the nervous system, the structure and function of the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system, neurovasculature, and in-depth coverage of the audiovestibular system. Students will gain an understanding of imaging techniques used for the evaluation of auditory and vestibular pathologies. Neurodiagnostic imaging data from CT scans, MRI, etc., will be correlated with audiologic findings when possible.
  • AUDP 7200 - Pathologies of the Auditory and Vestibular System +

    • Credits: 4
      This course provides detailed coverage of auditory and vestibular pathologies and their relation to structure and function. Course materials will present information about anatomy and physiology of the human ear, techniques in visualization and examination of the ear (including instrumentation) and cerumen management. Case studies are used to show audiologic patterns associated with various disorders. Topics will cover the basic otologic/medical evaluation and surgical and medical treatments of auditory/vestibular conditions.
  • AUDP 7300 - Pharmacology and Ototoxicity +

    • Credits: 4
      This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology. Drug development, drug regulations, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and basic drug classifications will be covered. In addition, information will be presented regarding drugs used in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders, drugs which affect the function of the audiovestibular systems, and the concept of polypharmacy. The course also covers ototoxicity (cochleotoxicity, vestibulotoxity and neurotoxicity) and ototoxic monitoring. Students will gain an appreciation for the role of audiologists related to understanding patients’ needs, behaviors, and clinical outcomes associated with medication use, as appropriate for a professional committed to whole person healthcare.
  • AUDP 7500 - Genetics and Hearing Loss +

    • Credits: 4
      This course covers the wide diversity of genetic conditions and syndromes which involve hearing loss and/or aberrant audiovestibular system function is involved. Review of basic inheritance patterns, including Mendelian transmission together with pertinent embryology, is covered. Current genetic concepts and terminology are provided together with discussion of certain organ systems’ association with audiovestibular system impairments/deficits. Additional topics include appropriate professional language in syndromology, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the need to utilize audiovestibular probes to best highlight the audiovestibular deficits seen in conjunction with the patient’s particular genotype.
  • AUDP 8100 - Vestibular Evaluation and Management +

    • Credits: 4
      This course is designed to provide students with in-depth coverage of the anatomy and physiology of the central & peripheral vestibular structures as well as the human equilibrium system. Vestibular assessment procedures including obtaining an appropriate case history, principles of ENG/VNG, non-computerized postural stability testing and non-computerized rotational testing will be addressed. Additionally, students will be introduced to vestibular rehabilitation techniques focusing on canalith repositioning maneuvers for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Case studies will be utilized to enhance the learning experience. Topics include infection control procedures as they relate to vestibular evaluation and management.
  • AUDP 8110 - Advanced Vestibular Evaluation and Management +

    • Credits: 4
      This course is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of specialized vestibular diagnostic tools. Topics will include rotational chair testing, computerized dynamic posturography (CDP), vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP), video head impulse testing (VHIT) and subjective visual vertical (SVV) testing. Test results will be correlated with ENG/VNG and common errors in interpretation will be covered. The philosophical bases for vestibular treatment will be addressed, providing specific symptom-based strategies for treating identifiable vestibular dysfunction. Students will be instructed on effective administration of vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) protocol and accurate evaluation of treatment efficacy. Content delivery will utilize a practical approach to allow audiologists to develop knowledge and skills for provision of vestibular treatment within their scope of practice. Topics include infection control procedures as they relate to advanced vestibular evaluation and management.
  • AUDP 8200 - Amplification: Assessment, Fitting and Verification +

    • Credits: 4
      A solid base of knowledge regarding hearing aid technology, concepts and functions will be built by relating historical perspectives to current trends in amplification. Major hearing aid developments and how they relate to current fitting approaches will be covered. Students will explore hearing aid measurement science and methods for verifying and validating appropriate hearing aid fittings, as well as hearing aid trouble shooting techniques. In addition, students will study ear canal acoustics, ear mold impressions, and the evolving array of fitting options. Topics include infection control procedures as they pertain to amplification fitting and assessment procedures.
  • AUDP 8210 - Implantable Devices +

    • Credits: 4
      This course is an introduction to cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing aids, auditory brainstem implants, other implantable devices and future trends. The goal is to provide a level of knowledge enabling the student to conduct initial counseling to prospective implant patients and make appropriate referrals to implant centers. Upon completion of the course, the student will have an understanding of candidacy, implant surgeries, postoperative follow-up, rehabilitative aspects, programming, communication options and outcomes. Topics include infection control procedures as they relate to implantable devices.
  • AUDP 8220 - Counseling, Aural Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices +

    • Credits: 4
      This course is designed to explore current theories and practices related to the fundamental principles of counseling as well as individual and group aural rehabilitation. The counseling aspect of this course will include the psychological and psychosocial effects of hearing loss on individuals of all ages, significant others, their families and communities. The aural rehabilitation aspect will focus on the use of self-assessment tools, communication strategies for individuals and family members, and speech reading techniques to meet rehabilitative needs. Group discussion will address cost effective options for the delivery of aural rehabilitation in clinical settings. This course also will provide students with the background and tools necessary to counsel, select, and configure assistive technology. The class will explore a variety of levels at which the audiologist may wish to provide these services.
  • AUDP 8300 - Electrophysiology: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications +

    • Credits: 4
      This course is designed to cover principles of various electrophysiological measurements in the area of auditory evoked potentials (AEPs). Understanding diagnostic applications and interpretation of test results and their relation to neuroanatomy and physiology of the auditory system will be emphasized. This course provides a study of clinical tools for use in the differential diagnosis of cochlear versus neural function, a diagnostic test battery for auditory neuropathy, and current uses of auditory steady-state response (ASSR) and cortical potentials in the investigation of sensory-neural hearing loss, auditory processing disorders, and aging. In addition, course material will explore the importance of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM), the responsibilities required, and the role of the audiologist as a surgical team member. Topics include infection control procedures as they relate electrophysiological practices.
  • AUDP 8400 - Global Healthcare and Audiology +

    • Credits: 1.5
      This course promotes guided discussion regarding current global hearing healthcare practices, areas of need and advocacy for effective policies and services. Telehealth in audiology and interprofessional collaboration will be explored as potential opportunities for improving access to hearing healthcare services.
  • AUDP 8410 - Advanced Acoustic Immittance +

    • Credits: 1.5
      This course provides a study of immittance measures for the assessment of tympanic membrane abnormalities, ossicular chain pathology, otitis media, neonatal hearing assessment, and aging of the middle ear system. The goal is to provide the advanced clinical audiologist with knowledge and skills to pursue additional audiologic information through the use of multi-frequency tympanometry, multicomponent tympanometry, wide-band immittance, acoustic reflexes and acoustic reflex decay for patient diagnosis and management.
  • AUDP 8430 - Tinnitus and Hyperacusis: Theories, Evaluation and Treatment +

    • Credits: 1.5
      This course is designed to explore the fundamental principles and clinical management of tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. Course material includes information concerning epidemiology, tinnitus mechanisms, measurement, treatments; and resources for audiologists, patients and their families. A literature review and discussion of studies related to misophonia will also be addressed. Case examples will be discussed, illustrating treatment options.
  • AUDP 8440 - Occupational and Environmental Hearing Conservation +

    • Credits: 1.5
      This course is designed to examine the principles and practices of occupational, educational and environmental hearing conservation. Topics include determination of noise exposure, regulatory and advisory agencies and standards, classroom acoustics, hearing conservation programs in occupational and school settings, noise abatement, and hearing protection devices. The course will also include an overview of the principles and practices of forensic audiology.
  • AUDP 8500 - Pediatric Audiology: Identification through Rehabilitation +

    • Credits: 4
      This course covers embryological development of the ear, developmental milestones, identification and intervention for newborn hearing loss, appropriate use of diagnostic tests, and the utilization of appropriate resources. Skills and knowledge will be gained in the use of family counseling and access to multidisciplinary resources. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs and the roles of educational audiologists will be explored. Topics include legislative mandates, screening protocols and procedures, organization and administration of programs, data management and tracking, program evaluation, and quality improvement. Topics include infection control procedures as they relate to pediatric practice.
  • AUDP 8600 - Assessment and Management of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders +

    • Credits: 4
      This course examines the assessment of (C)APD and identification of auditory processing disorders in children and adults as a systematic and multidisciplinary process. The use of case histories, questionnaires, observation forms, audiometric tests and electrophysiologic measures will be explored. Students will learn efficacious interventions related to (C)APD treatment and management including but not limited to manipulating the acoustic environment, fitting of appropriate devices and instituting an auditory training regimen.
  • AUDP 8700 - Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging +

    • Credits: 4
      This course is designed to address issues concerning the effects of aging on hearing. Changes in the auditory system as a function of age, the impact on patient function and healthy aging will be emphasized. The course will provide information on management of hearing loss in the aged population and strategies for community collaboration to increase awareness for appropriate hearing healthcare.
  • AUDP 8800 - Practice Development and Marketing +

    • Credits: 4
      This course involves the study of basic business structures, practice development, marketing and the economic and regulatory aspects of healthcare practice. Topics covered include private practice models, business plan design, short- and long-range planning, general accounting practices, development and analysis of profit-and-loss statements, and marketing strategies. Students will have the opportunity to generate marketing strategies and budgets, as well as evaluate the effectiveness of different marketing media. Facilitated discussions will explore topics such as risk management, auditing, professional liability, regulatory compliance, and proper methods of documentation as practiced across the globe.
  • AUDP 8810 - Personnel Management +

    • Credits: 4
      This course introduces students to the concepts and ideas of personnel management, also known as human resource management or practice management. This course includes information on designing job descriptions; hiring and firing employees; and training, supporting and evaluating staff in a professional audiology practice. Audiologists who are going to serve as preceptors for audiology students need to learn concepts and skills related to the supervisory process and how to be a mentor in the clinical setting. Preceptor training will be discussed providing, information on adult learning styles, goal setting, constructive feedback, development of professionalism and strategies to facilitate critical thinking and case management skills. Facilitated discussions will explore personnel management topics as practiced across the globe.
  • AUDP 9400 - Culminating Case Experience I (CCE-I) +

    • Credits: 1.5
      These courses represent the culmination of the clinical doctoral degree program and requires students to demonstrate the integration and clinical application of the knowledge acquired throughout their individualized curriculum plans. In-depth case studies submitted by teaching faculty across the curriculum will be utilized. Student submissions will require critical thinking skills, use of appropriate professional and technical terminology, accurate interpretation of detailed case histories and clinical data, and presentation of relevant impressions and recommendations.
  • AUDP 9410 - Culminating Case Experience II (CCE-II) +

    • Credits: 1.5
      These courses represent the culmination of the clinical doctoral degree program and requires students to demonstrate the integration and clinical application of the knowledge acquired throughout their individualized curriculum plans. In-depth case studies submitted by teaching faculty across the curriculum will be utilized. Student submissions will require critical thinking skills, use of appropriate professional and technical terminology, accurate interpretation of detailed case histories and clinical data, and presentation of relevant impressions and recommendations.
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