Dec 13, 2019  
2018-19 ATSU University Catalog 
    
2018-19 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audiology [Transitional] (Online), AuD (TEACH OUT)


[Transitional] Doctor of Audiology Program - online


A.T. Still University’s Transitional Audiology Program is a post-professional program that offers the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree online and is uniquely tailored to each audiologist’s experiences and needs. This program design offers the most personally relevant and rewarding route for current practitioners to pursue the AuD degree, making a difference in their future, the future of their patients, and the future of the profession of audiology.

Length of Program

The average length of completion for the transitional Doctor of Audiology degree program is 2 – 3 years, with a requirement of at least 67 credits.  The number of courses needed to achieve the minimum 67 credits varies as each degree plan is customized to the student’s needs.

Advanced Credit Competency

Please refer to an earlier version of the ATSU University Catalog for more information on the credit for clinical practice.

Admissions

The application process for the Transitional Doctor of Audiology Program closed as of June 30, 2016.  Matriculated students will be completing coursework in the program for several years. The information below in this section describes the program that is being phased out for online students who enrolled prior to 2018. The online program has been redesigned with a focus on meeting the needs of global students. The  redesigned Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology   is   now accepting applications. Please see the section of this catalog for “Audiology (Online), AuD - New” for more information.  You can also obtain additional information by contacting onlineinquiry@atsu.edu or by calling 877.469.2878 to speak to an advisor.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Audiology transitional degree program must meet the following requirements prior to matriculation.

  1. Applicants are required to meet all ATSU and ASHS general admission requirements
  2. A minimum graduate program GPA of 2.70 on a 4.0 scale. The undergraduate GPA will be included in the GPA calculation for applicants whose transcripts are from countries where the undergraduate degree is the degree in audiology and the master’s degree is not required to practice;
  3. Applicants will have earned a master’s or doctoral degree in audiology from a regionally accredited college or institution.
    1. 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.
  4. Applicants are required to submit all official college or academic transcripts prior to matriculation.
  5. Applicants must present official documentation of a current audiology licensure, CCC-A, Board Certification in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology (ABA), or Aud-C (in Canada).
    1. If licensure and/or certification were held in the past, but are not currently active, applicants must submit official documentation of previous licensure and/or certification.
    2. If the licensure or certification agency does not send paper verification forms, the applicant must provide a website URL for verification of previous licensure or certification.
    3. For applicants who practice outside of the United States or Canada, the applicant must provide official documentation of regulatory certification or registration to practice audiology that is held by the applicant, and the applicant’s credentials will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
    4. Individuals are not eligible to enroll in the program if their license, certification or registration is currently revoked or suspended.
  6. At least four years of full-time employment in audiology or its part-time equivalent of 5760 hours.
    1. Experience gained during the Clinical Fellowship Year does count toward the 5760 hours.
    2. If an applicant is not currently licensed or certified and has not been engaged in the profession of audiology in the past 5 years, it is mandatory that the academic plan include 24 credits of coursework.
    3. Individuals who have not held an audiology license or certification and who have not been engaged in the profession of audiology within the last 10 years are not eligible for the Doctor of Audiology Transitional degree program.
  7. Official profile scores from the Evaluation of Practicing Audiologists Capabilities (EPAC). An official report of EPAC results must be forwarded to the Admissions Processing Center from the EPAC evaluator’s office. For an EPAC application or profile of results, contact Credentialing Services at 309. 343.1202 or go to www.audfound.org to order the EPAC application.
  8. A personal resume following the guidelines published in the application packet.
  9. Two references from audiologists or healthcare professionals familiar with the applicant’s clinical and professional experience. Letters of reference must be submitted for each application year.
  10. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T Still University. See the ASHS English Proficiency section for more details.
  11. Computer literacy and experience in word processing and Internet use. All curricula require extensive computer usage.
    1. See the Minimum Technology Specifications  under the General Admission Requirements section.

Graduation Requirements

To earn the Doctor of Audiology degree in the transitional option, all students must:

  1. Complete all prescribed and elected didactic courses
  2. Pass all courses with a minimum grade of ‘C’ and an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Discharge all financial obligations to ATSU
  4. Submit an RSVP for the appropriate Commencement ceremony (found on the graduation website)
  5. Ensure that the mailing address in the CampusNexus Student Portal is current. This is the address where the diploma will be mailed.
  6. Attending commencement is not required but highly recommended.

Curriculum

These exceptional courses in the doctor of audiology curriculum will provide students with the advanced knowledge, skills, insights and techniques consistent with what makes A.T. Still University a preeminent learning-centered institution. Please note that each student has an individualized academic degree plan so students do not take every course listed below.

Modules of instruction used for the online audiology degree allow specific areas of knowledge and clinical practice to be defined and presented in concise units. Each module is four to eight weeks (indicated in parentheses following the description). Credits assigned to audiology modules are one quarter credit hour for a four-week module, and two quarter credit hours for an eight-week module. Course descriptions, course durations, and related information are subject to change.

Courses

Descriptions and Credit Values


A typical course schedule consists of the following. Additional course options may be available and listed below under Other Courses.