AuD Curriculum

During the first three years, coursework is integrated with clinical and research training, with students completing and presenting 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

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
Introduction to Electroacoustics
Typical Language Development *
Staffing / Observation and Practicum in Audiology
Clinical Audiology I
Hearing Devices I

Spring semester

Staffing / Observation and Practicum in Audiology
Auditory Neuroscience
Auditory Perception
Research Seminar
Clinical Audiology II
Hearing Disorders

Summer semester

Practicum in Audiology
Counseling for Audiology

Year Two

Fall semester

Sign Language I *
Staffing / Practicum in Audiology
Pediatric Audiology
Electrophysiologic Techniques I
Hearing Devices II – Cochlear Implants

Spring semester

Staffing / Practicum in Audiology
Vestibular Assessment
Survey of Speech and Language Disorders *
Hearing Devices III – Pediatrics
Statistics and Research Methods

Summer semester

Practicum in Audiology
Intraoperative Monitoring
Pharmacology

Year Three

Fall semester

Staffing / Practicum in Audiology
Rehabilitative Audiology
Business Practices
Genetics in Hearing Loss

Spring semester

Staffing / Practicum in Audiology
Hearing Conservation
Capstone Project

Summer semester

Clinical Externship

Year Four

Fall semester

Clinical Externship

Spring semester

Clinical Externship

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.

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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