Administered by Audiology and Speech Pathology
Effective Fall 2008
The Au.D. curriculum is a 4 year clinical program. Its primary objective is to produce audiologists who are competent to perform the wide array of diagnostic, remedial, and other services associated with the practice of audiology. The Au.D. places major emphasis on clinical training and the practical application of research, theory, and technology into clinical practice.
The first two years of the program emphasize didactic instruction and laboratory class work combining theory, practicality and emerging technology. The emphasis in the final two years is on combining the theory with clinical learning experiences. The fourth year is a full year externship with monitoring and advisement by the faculty and staff. Both academic and practicum experience focus on the prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of individuals with disorders of auditory, balance, communication and related systems.
The program includes academic and clinical training in diagnosis, amplification, electrophysiological testing, aural rehabilitation, educational audiology, assistive devices, cochlear implants, industrial audiology, and private practice.
The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and upon graduation, the individual is eligible for the certificate of clinical competence issued by the Council for Clinical Certification of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The graduate also meets all requirements for licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners in Speech, Language and Hearing.
Financial support is available through several sources at Bloomsburg University. In addition to the support listed below, conventional financial aid packages are available through the Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Center (570-389-4279). Graduate assistantships and teaching associate information are available through the Graduate School at www.bloomu.edu.
Graduate Assistantships. Available through the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, other academic and non-academic departments across the university.
International Tuition Scholarships. Available through the International Education Office located in the Student Services Center.
Minority Graduate Assistantships. Available through the School of Graduate Studies Office
Teaching Associate. Available through the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology
Private Scholarships and Foundations. Information is available through the financial aid office or the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Office. (Ex: AMBUUCS Scholarship), AYSR Foundation
The program of study consists of the following courses:
48.664 Research Design & Analysis
72.600 Diagnostic Audiology I: Assessment of Auditory Sensitivity and Speech perception
72.601 Aural Rehabilitation for adults
72.602 Hearing Science I
72.603 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology I
72.604 Hearing Aids: Theoretical and Technical Considerations
72.605 Diagnostic Audiology II: Acoustic immittance, site of lesion and pseudohypacusis
72.606 Electronics and Instrumentation in Audiology
72.607 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology II
72.608 Evaluation and Treatment of Tinnitus
72.609 Theoretical and Clinical Masking
72.610 Auditory Problems in Children
72.611 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology III
72.621 Hearing Science II
72.622 Aural Habilitation and Rehab for Children
72.623 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology IV
72.624 Hearing Aids: Clinical Considerations and Fitting Practices
72.625 Clinical Neuroanatomy of Auditory, Visual and Somatasensory System
72.626 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology V
72.627 Central Auditory Processing Disorders
72.628 Geriatric Audiology
72.629 Personal and Interpersonal Implications of Aural Habilitation/Rehab
72.630 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology VI
72.631 Auditory Nuerophysiology for the Audiologist
72.635 Clinical Physiological Methods in Audiology: ABR, EcochG
72.636 Professional Ethics and Cult Divers
72.637 Medical Audiology
72.638 Clinic Externship/Residency I
72.640 Cochlear, Auditory Brainstem and Middle Ear Implants: Assessment and Management
72.641 Research in Audiology
72.642 Clinic Externship/Residency II
72.643 Hearing Conservation
72.644 Issues and Perspectives in Audio. Practices
72.645 Educational Audiology
72.646 Clinic Externship/Residency III
72.647 Clinic Externship/Residency IV
72.648 Clinic Externship/Residency V
72.694 Special Topics in Audiology
In addition, clinical practicum and externships are required throughout the program
Admission to the Doctorate of Audiology program is on a competitive bases. Interested students are encouraged to apply early (application deadline is March 15th). On-line application material can be downloaded at http://www.bloomu.edu/gradschool/
Prerequisite coursework and requirements. The Graduate School's general admission criteria and the following specific criteria must be met for unconditional admission.
Minimum undergraduate GPA 3.00
Three academic letters of recommendation
GRE: Math, Verbal and Written
A minimum of 3 semester hours in each of the following areas: Life sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, mathematics, written and oral communications.
Specific courses may be required for ASHA Certification.
TOEFL scores for international students
One-Page, typed letter detailing their professional background, experience and rationale for wanting to be admitted to the program in audiology.
Individuals not meeting all requirements: Conditional admission is considered upon recommendation of the faculty.
The student must maintain a QPA of 3.0 with no more than 2 grades lower than a B- throughout the doctoral program. A grade of B- or lower in any clinical experience will necessitate repeating the course to achieve a grade of B or higher.
Students will have regular and ongoing opportunities to assess their knowledge and skills acquired in the academic and clinical program. Standard 5.3.
The results of this assessment will be used to plan and implement programimprovements. There are two copies of the KASA - one in your academic file - one is your copy to track and assess your knowledge and skills. Students must review and complete their copy of the KASA form each semester. Each faculty/instructor will review the form with the student. You must bring your copy of the KASA to advisement for review. The file copy will then be completed after advisement. This will also provide regular feedback to you regarding progress in achieving the expected knowledge and skills in all academic and clinical components of the program.
Achievement of specific knowledge and skills provided in a course is the decision of the faculty/instructor.
If you do not achieve the knowledge and skills in a course, extra work/activities (outside of class) can be provided. The extra work/activities will not be used to determine your grade for the course. This is not extra credit for a grade.
Graduation does not guarantee ASHA certification or Pennsylvania Licensure.
Richard Angelo, Ph.D., Ed.D., CCC-A
Director of Clinical Services
Jackie Davie, Ph.D., CCC-A
Jorge E. Gonzales, M.S., CCC-A
Vestibular Diagnosis & Rehabilitation
Suzanne Sklaney, M.S., CCC-A
Thomas Zalewski, Ph.D., CCC-A
Tinnitus Evaluation and Retraining
Auditory Processing Disorders
Darren Hohn, D.O.
Cynthia Richburg, Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Liaison
Thomas Pollock, D.O.
Peter Stine, Ph.D.
Electronics and Instrumentation
Margaret Till, Ph.D.
Deborah John, Au.D.., CCC-A
Gary Wassmer, Ph.D.
Students will have the opportunity to be involved in clinical research projects with the department faculty. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct their own research under the guidance of the faculty. Student research grants are available through the University and National Organizations (AAA, ASHA). Students are encouraged to present their research at State and National meetings.
Practicum opportunities are available through the Bloomsburg University audiology clinic which is housed in Centennial Hall and contracted services that the Clinic provides to public schools, hospitals, private practice and industry. Affiliations are also in place with over 80 hospitals, clinics, public schools and private practice settings.
Hearing Aid Clinic - Selection, verification and orientation of analog and digital technology across the life span
Hospital Clinic - Newborn hearing screening, occupational medicine and in and out patient services
Aural Rehabilitation - Infant habilitation and counseling with a parent-centered focus, school-age evaluation for assistive devices and amplification, geriatric rehabilitation
Electrophysiology Clinic Diagnostic Testing - otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials, visual evoked, somatosensory evoked, stacked auditory evoked potential, electrocochleography, steady state evoked potential
Tinnitus Clinic - Diagnostic and rehabilitative services, auditory maskers, counseling, and tinnitus retraining therapy
Vestibular/Balance Clinic - Diagnostic and rehabilitative services, electromystagmography rotational chair, dynamic computerized posturography vestibular myogenic evoked potentials
School age-Central Auditory Processing Disorders, assistive-device, auditory trainers, cochlear implants
The Audiology program is located in the School of Health Sciences. The Department consists of 14 faculty, 7 in-house staff and 15 clinical staff instructors from area hospitals, clinics and private practices. The Clinic utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and computer labs that are accessible to the graduate students.
Graduate classes taught during the academic year are usually scheduled in the late afternoon or evening to allow clinical practicum opportunities.
Academic and clinical facilities are housed in a newly constructed building, Centennial Hall. The Harvey A. Andruss Library houses more than 350,000 bound volumes, 1.8 million microtexts, 1,710 current periodicals, and subscribes to 100 medical and professional data bases for student research.