The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program

About the Audiology Program

The Doctor of Audiology program at ISU is committed to delivering a thorough and diverse clinical program with a strong emphasis in audiologic Rehabilitation including hearing aids, cochlear implants, communication training, information counseling, and the psychosocial aspects of hearing impairment and deafness. The program also provides strong clinical training in the areas of educational audiology, balance function assessment, auditory evoked potentials, auditory processing, and rehabilitation. The course sequence takes the student from introductory level concepts in the first semester through intermediate and advanced concepts and clinical applications in the following semesters.

In order to provide students with the best and most diverse clinical experiences, the audiology program at ISU requires that the students relocate to the ISU Meridian campus between their 2nd and 3rd years. The ISU Meridian Health Sciences Center campus is in the heart of the largest population area of Idaho (approx 500,000) which allows the students to participate in very diverse clinical experiences.Students also take a few courses (see curriculum sheet link) while on the Meridian campus.

During the first year students obtain an average of 100 contact hours by participating in on campus clinical experiences. Second year students obtain another 200 contact hours during on-campus rotations or summer externship experiences. An additional 250 contact hours are obtained in clinical rotations in the Boise, Idaho metro area during the third year. Students have an average of 650 contact hours prior to beginning their fourth year externship. During the fourth year, the student will enroll in a full time externship where they will refine their clinical skills.

Program Goal: To prepare students to be skilled, professional, and ethical clinicians in the areas of evaluation, treatment, education, and prevention across the scope of practice in audiology.

A graduate of Idaho State University with a Doctor of Audiology degree in audiology will be able to:

  • Research - EBP
    synthesize evidence in the available research relevant to best practices in audiology for the purpose of providing quality care to their patients.
  • Education - IPE
    effectively share their knowledge, ideas, and expertise with patients, colleagues, and professionals in the health care communities.
  • Ethical, legal, and professional behaviors
    conduct themselves in an ethical, legal, and professional manner clinically, administratively, and personally.
  • Knowledge - Foundational and application
    effectively apply their knowledge and skills in the clinical environment using current evidenced based protocol, procedures, and technology.
  • Communication
    utilize appropriate interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients, colleagues, and professionals in the health care communities.
  • Lifelong Learning
    engage in and appreciate quality continuing education to remain current with developing technology, theory and ideas.
  • Collaboration
    contribute their knowledge and skills in a collaborative way with other health care professionals and persons significant to the patient as a means of providing excellence in patient care.
  • Leadership
    provide leadership in areas that will foster growth and stability in the profession.
  • Diversity
    demonstrate a commitment to and respect for diversity by recognizing and valuing differences among people and their cultures.

Entry Level Degree

The entry-level degree for audiology is the doctorate. This means that in order to practice audiology, you must earn your doctorate. This could be a professional doctorate such as the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) or the research-based Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). Currently Idaho State University only offers the Doctor of Audiology.

Required Foundational Coursework / Undergraduate Degree

To enter the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program, you must complete a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders or similar degree in which you receive instruction in the foundation areas necessary to enter the doctoral degree program. If your bachelor's degree is from an unrelated field, ISU offers a one-year pre-Professional program to provide you with all of the necessary foundational coursework necessary to enter the Doctor of Audiology degree program. More about the Pre-Professional Program

Idaho State University has a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The degree has a general track, but also a pre-Audiology emphasis track. Students who complete either track receive the necessary foundational information necessary to apply for the Doctor of Audiology program. Students who know for sure that they will be pursuing the Doctor of Audiology degree may find the Pre-Audiology emphasis track more applicable.

The audiology program is accredited by the Council on Acadmic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
More information regarding accreditation.

Admission Requirements

Click HERE to see the specific admission requirements for the Doctor of Audiology Degree

Curriculum

Program Costs

The costs associated with the Doctor of Audiology degree include ongoing fees and one-time time fees. Click HERE for more information.

Interested in applying to our program?

Click HERE to learn more about the application process.


IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209