The Audiology online degree program at the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences helps master's level audiologists furthere their education by becoming a doctor of audiology.
Transitional Doctor of Audiology is one of the online degree programs at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, designed to meet the needs of practicing audiologists. To be eligible, individuals must possess a master's or doctoral degree in audiology and have a minimum of four years of clinical experience. The program is designed for current practitioners who want to enhance their skills, knowledge, and academic status while continuing to practice full-time.
The transitional degree program is customized to each individual practitioner's needs, based on evaluation of current demonstrated competencies. The broadly experienced, self-motivated audiologist will receive advanced standing in appropriate areas and follow an individualized course of study including required courses in areas of deficiencies and chosen electives. There are no residency requirements for program completion; however, attendance at graduation is required. The distance education program integrates web and CD-ROM-based instruction, video demonstrations, directed readings, clinical projects, and email and chat room interactions among students and faculty. Homework assignments and examinations will be competed online.
Audiology is the science of hearing and the study of auditory vestibular processes. The audiologist is concerned with the development, anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the auditory and vestibular systems, as well as the evaluation, habilitation/rehabilitation, and the psychology of hearing and/or balance impairment. In addition, audiologists provide counseling and training in the use of amplification devices and the remediation of hearing and vestibular disorders.
The profession of audiology and its scope of practice have expanded enormously in the past decade. The demand on university and/or college training programs to keep pace with the expanding scope of practice has led the transition of audiology to a doctoring profession. Current master's programs are either closing down or are in the process of converting to residential, post-baccalaureate, four-year doctoral programs. This has created a need for master's level audiologists to further their education by becoming a doctor of audiology.
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Candidates accepted for admission to the Transitional Doctor of Audiology (distance education) Program will have earned a master’s or doctoral degree in audiology from a regionally accredited college or institution. 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. For more admission requirements request more information.