AuD Curriculum

During the first three years, coursework is integrated with clinical and research training, with students completing a Capstone Project in the third year of study. The fourth year is fully dedicated to clinical training. A variety of formative and summative assessments are required during the four-year program to ensure each student’s acquisition of knowledge and mastery of skills. The curriculum covers the scope of practice and includes coursework in the basic and applied sciences, as well as prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of auditory and vestibular disorders.

Year one

Fall semester

  • 401 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • 421 Introduction to Electroacoustics
  • 434 Typical Language Development*
  • 460 Observation and Practicum in Audiology
  • 5601 Clinical Audiology I
  • 565 Hearing Devices I

Spring semester

  • 460 Observation and Practicum in Audiology
  • 505 Auditory Neuroscience
  • 510 Auditory Perception
  • 543 Survey of Speech and Language Disorders*
  • 551 Research Seminar
  • 5602 Clinical Audiology II
  • 5652 Hearing Devices II

Summer semester

  • 4610 Practicum in Audiology
  • 569 Hearing Disorders

Year Two

Fall semester

  • 4301 Sign Language I*
  • 4611 Practicum in Audiology
  • 468 Pediatric Audiology
  • 5001 Electrophysiologic Techniques I
  • 5653 Hearing Devices III

Spring semester

  • 4612 Practicum in Audiology
  • 5002 Electrophysiologic Techniques II
  • 502 Pharmacology
  • 507 Vestibular Assessment
  • 574 Statistics and Research Methods

Summer semester

  • 4613 Practicum in Audiology
  • 517 Counseling for Audiology

Year Three

Fall semester

  • 4614 Practicum in Audiology
  • 466 Rehabilitative Audiology
  • 470 Business Practices
  • 506 Genetics in Hearing Loss
  • 5700 Capstone Project

Spring semester

  • 4615 Practicum in Audiology
  • 511 Hearing Conservation
  • 5700 Capstone Project

Year Four

Fall semester

  • 4620/4630 Clinical Externship in Audiology

Spring semester

  • 4621/4631 Clinical Externship in Audiology

Additional PACS courses are available as electives, including 4302-Sign Language II, but electives are not required.

*These courses may be waived if an equivalent course has been completed.

 

The AuD Curriculum 2017-21 document provides current requirements.

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PACS offers a collaborative environment for students, with a boundless supply of resources and opportunities. The program provides diverse clinical experiences for students, enabling them to enter the professional field with confidence and well-developed knowledge and skills.

— Veronica Henson, AuD

audiologist, Anderson Audiology, Las Vegas, Nevada