NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Audiology 301 older than five years, and a personal interview. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher. The Department of Audiology requires that • p rior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university • all NSU Au.D. students meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Functions of the Au.D. Student document upon admission and while matriculating A course in Normal Language Development is required prior to taking Pediatric Audiology. If a student did not complete this course as an undergraduate, he or she can take it during the Au.D. course of study. However, it will require a separate registration and tuition. The university reserves the right to modify any requirements on an individual basis as deemed necessary by the dean of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences. The college reserves the right, and the student, by his or her act of matriculation, concedes to the college the right to require his or her withdrawal any time the college deems it necessary to safeguard its standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with regulations or for such other reasons as are deemed appropriate. The dean and the chair of the Audiology Department reserve the right to require the student’s withdrawal at any time for the above-mentioned reasons. United Kingdom Program The NSU Department of Audiology offers a program in the United Kingdom for audiologists with master’s degrees in audiology. The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) is a clinically focused professional degree. The United Kingdom program is designed for the working professional. The content is designed to augment and expand the academic and professional experience that the working professional has achieved. • An applicant for the program in the United Kingdommust have completed a master’s degree in audiology from a regionally accredited college or university. Students are selected by a Committee on Admissions based on previous academic performance, written application, and letters of recommendation. • Further information on the programs in the United Kingdom is available at nova.edu/aud. The Department of Audiology offers the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree program. The postbachelor’s, on-campus Au.D. degree program is a 119-credit, rigorous academic curriculum, which combines basic science and professional coursework with applied clinical training. Students acquire their clinical competencies from experiences in diverse practice settings. Faculty members and clinical preceptors mentor students and model professional excellence. After receiving a doctoral degree in audiology, graduates are prepared for all aspects of clinical practice as well as for positions of professional leadership. The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree establishes audiologists in a clearly defined and prominent role within the hearing health care delivery system and strengthens their position as autonomous practitioners. The degree provides the academic foundation and diverse clinical experiences necessary to enter professional practice today and in the future. Audiologists specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of children and adults of all ages with auditory and vestibular disorders. At Nova Southeastern University, the Audiology Department benefits from the integrated interprofessional health care programs of the university’s Health Professions Division. Doctor of Audiology students experience a clinically focused professional doctoral program where students complete a rigorous academic curriculum coupled with extensive clinical experiences. Accreditation The Department of Audiology is dually accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). Graduates will have completed the academic and clinical requirements necessary to be eligible to apply for a license as an audiologist, pursue board certification in audiology from the American Board of Audiology, and, if they choose to adhere to the clinical supervisory requirements, the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. Admissions Requirements Postbaccalaureate Degree Prospective doctor of audiology students are selected by an admissions committee based on preprofessional academic performance, written application, letters of recommendation, submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores no Audiology ProgramOverview Department of Audiology