2022 NSU Fact Book

2022 FACT BOOK 85 DEPARTMENT OF AUDIOLOGY The audiology program began in 2000 and offers the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree, a four-year, postbaccalaureate, first-professional degree. An audiologist is uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive array of services related to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of individuals across the life span with hearing and vestibular disorders. This program provides students with the academic foundation and diverse clinical experiences that are necessary for successful independent practice today and in the future. It is dually accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Nova Southeastern University was first in the nation to offer the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Program abroad in a live format to current practitioners, allowing these individuals to return to school and earn their doctoral degrees while still working. In addition to the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, the program offers the Doctor of Audiology Program to audiological scientists with a master’s degree and other qualified audiology practitioners in the United Kingdom. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Located at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, the Master of Science in Sports Science focuses on elite populations. This 30-credit program can be completed in one year and one summer. It is offered in a hybrid format with the first summer focused on intensive laboratory study, followed by online instruction. The program culminates in a directed research project. The exercise and sport science undergraduate major, at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, grounds students in the movement sciences, which promote improvements in health, fitness, and/or performance for the physically active. This Bachelor of Science program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and prepares students to use science within exercise and human movement disciplines. Core coursework provides foundational knowledge in kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and much more. The practicum course is the highlight of the program. In it, students complete a semester-long, hands-on experience, in a setting of their choice, in the exercise field. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCE This department is an interdisciplinary group of programs designed for the health care professional with a desire to advance both academically and administratively within his or her respective career. Offering distance education from the undergraduate to doctoral level is consistent with the university’s and college’s commitment to lifelong learning. The department offers the following online degree programs: Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Health Science, Doctor of Health Science, and Ph.D. in Health Science, as well as accelerated M.H.Sc./ D.H.Sc. and M.H.Sc./Ph.D. Dual Degree programs. A Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography is offered at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus and a Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography is offered at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus. Additionally, the department offers a dual degree program allowing students to obtain their B.S. in Sonography and an online M.H.Sc. degree. The 27-month entry-level Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography Program curriculum includes the ultrasound specialties of abdomen (extended), small parts, obstetrics and gynecology, and vascular sonography. The 24-month entry-level Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography Program curriculum includes the ultrasound specialties of adult echocardiography and vascular sonography. All diagnostic medical sonography uses ultrasound to obtain images and is, therefore, considered noninvasive, having no known risks or side effects in comparison to other widely used medical imaging methods. Sonographers are important members of the diagnostic medical imaging or surgical team. They work closely with radiologists; cardiologists;