The purpose of the full-time Au.D. program is to provide students with the academic and clinical preparation to diagnose and treat the full range of hearing and vestibular disorders across the lifespan. Our goal is to prepare audiologists who are qualified to work effectively in a wide variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, clinics, special treatm ent centers, schools, industry, and private practice. Graduates of the program must demonstrate acquisition of all knowledge and skills listed in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A).
Au.D. Student Learning Outcomes:
- Graduates of the AuD Program should be able to communicate and practice in a contemporary, professional, ethical, culturally sensitive, and effective manner via spoken and written forms in advocacy, consultation, education, interprofessional collaboration, and administration.
- Graduates of the AuD Program should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate services or programs related to the prevention and identification of auditory and vestibular disorders, and related systems.
- Graduates of the AuD Program should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate assessment of individuals with suspected disorders of auditory and vestibular systems.
- Graduates of the AuD Program should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate intervention of individuals with disorders of auditory, balance, and related systems.
- Graduates of the AuD Program should be able to critically evaluate and interpret relevant research to support evidence-based audiological practice.
Why choose our program:
Quality education. Our program offers diverse academic and clinical
experiences incorporating student-centered learning opportunities in and out
of the classroom.
Unique clinical experiences. We offer high quality, unique clinical
experiences. For example, students will complete clinical rotations in medical
settings where they will encounter complex hearing and balance cases. These include
patients utilizing cochlear implants and other implantable devices as well as
patients with vertigo (dizziness) and other balance disorders. Additionally,
students will have the opportunity to complete rotations in educational audiology
and learn how to manage hearing loss in the classroom. These are just some of
the unique clinical opportunities that are offered through our program and in
conjunction with WVU hospitals.
Residency opportunities. Most students will complete a 4th year residency
outside of the Morgantown area, and possibly outside of West Virginia, depending
on the student’s interests and site availability.
Interprofessional practice. Students will have interprofessional practice
(IPP) experiences with other programs in nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, and medicine, among others.
Research opportunities. Students with research interest have an opportunity
to complete a research project to fulfill their scholarly work requirement. We
also offer an AuD/PhD option for students who are interested in pursuing an academic
- Well-rounded preparation. We prepare students to be thoughtful audiologists who are equipped to work with a variety of clinical populations and in a variety of employment settings.
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology at West Virginia University is accredited
by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard,
#310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.