Audiology (Au.D.) Curriculum

Audiology (Au.D.) Curriculum


The Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) program at Bloomsburg University is advertised as an 11 semester program, 123-129 credit program (Traditional Audiology vs. Intraoperative Neurological Monitoring Tracks, respectively) that provides training covering the breadth of knowledge necessary for clinical work as a Doctor of Audiology.

IONM Courses

CSD 650 Introduction to IOM
CSD 651 Sensory Pathway and Neural Function Protection
CSD 652 Motor Pathway and Neural Function Protection
CSD 653 Anesthesia Consideration and Management
CSD 654 EEG and Cerebral Function Protection
CSD 655 Skull Base Surgery and Neural Function Protection
CSD 656 Cranial Surgery and Cerebral Protection
CSD 657 Spine Surgery and Neural Function Protection
CSD 658 Neurophysiological Mapping and Functional Imaging

Audiology (Au.D.) Course Work

CSD 582 Research in Communication Disorders
CSD 600 Diagnostic Audiology I: Assessment of Auditory Sensitivity and Speech perception
CSD 601 Aural Rehabilitation for adults
CSD 602 Hearing Science I
CSD 603 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology I
CSD 604 Hearing Aids: Theoretical and Technical Considerations
CSD 605 Diagnostic Audiology II: Acoustic immittance, site of lesion and pseudohypacusis
CSD 606 Electronics and Instrumentation in Audiology
CSD 607 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology II
CSD 608 Evaluation and Treatment of Tinnitus
CSD 609 Theoretical and Clinical Masking
CSD 610 Auditory Problems in Children
CSD 611 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology III
CSD 621 Hearing Science II
CSD 622 Aural Habilitation and Rehab for Children
CSD 623 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology IV
CSD 624 Hearing Aids: Clinical Considerations and Fitting Practices
CSD 625 Clinical Neuroanatomy of Auditory, Visual and Somatasensory System
CSD 626 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology V
CSD 627 Central Auditory Processing Disorders
CSD 628 Geriatric Audiology*
CSD 629 Personal and Interpersonal Implications of Aural Habilitation/Rehab
CSD 630 Internship: Clinic Methods/Practicum in Audiology VI
CSD 631 Auditory Neurophysiology for the Audiologist
CSD 635 Clinical Physiological Methods in Audiology: ABR, EcochG
CSD 636 Professional Ethics and Cult Divers*
CSD 637 Medical Audiology
CSD 638 Clinic Externship/Residency I
CSD 639 Evaluation and Management of Balance Disorders I
CSD 649 Evaluation and Management of Balance Disorders II
CSD 640 Cochlear, Auditory Brainstem and Middle Ear Implants: Assessment and Management
CSD 642 Clinic Externship/Residency II
CSD 643 Hearing Conservation
CSD 644 Issues and Perspectives in Audio. Practices*
CSD 646 Clinic Externship/Residency III
CSD 647 Clinic Externship/Residency IV
CSD 648 Clinic Externship/Residency V
CSD 694 Special Topics in Audiology
CSD 699 Thesis (optional) *

Clinical practicum and externships are required throughout the program.

Thesis track may substitute six (6) credits of thesis (3 cr. x 2) for six credits of coursework (3 cr. x 2) from those indicated with (*)

Thesis vs. Academic Tracks

In addition to acquiring the necessary academic and clinical knowledge to practice as a Audiologist, the program also offers a Doctoral Thesis tracks/option for those students who may want to fully investigate an individualized research project and/or have aspiration of moving on from the clinical entry degree (Au.D.) to the research-based Ph.D. in Audiology.

As the student enters into their second year of the Au.D. program, one of the following optional tracks may be chosen:

  • Thesis Track/Option: Students will have the option of substituting six (6) credits of Thesis for six (6) credits of 3rd year coursework (clinical practicum courses cannot be substituted). Students seeking permission to take Thesis credits (a minimum of 6 are required) will submit a plan of study detailing a guideline for successful completion by the end of the 3rd year for approval by the Department Chairperson and the Dean of Graduate Studies. If approved, the student (in conjunction with their academic advisor) will select two (2) academic courses (3 cr. x 2 = 6 credits) for Thesis credit substitution from a series of 3rd year coursework selected by the faculty (see Program Course Checklists).

    Course substitutions should be scheduled to provide beneficial release time from academic work for Thesis completion by the end of the 3rd year. Students will be strongly advised to either audit or attend the courses being substituted by Thesis credits so that further knowledge and skills may be acquired (auditing or attending releases the students from specific requirements such as tests, papers, etc. of the course). A series of courses from 2nd and 3rd year Au.D. coursework that can be used for Thesis credit substitution will be provided by faculty.

    If at any point, a thesis student does not show adequate progress or chooses not to complete the Thesis, they will be required to complete any academic coursework that had been substituted for Thesis credits – this may result in a delay in graduation. Therefore, it is essential that any student approved for Thesis work diligently with their advisor to complete the Thesis by the end of the 3rd year.

  • Academic Track/Non-Thesis Option: The non-thesis student will complete all current academic coursework in the Au.D. program and would not be required to complete Thesis credits. In comparison to Thesis students, they will substitute six (6) credits of academic coursework for six (6) credits of Thesis.


  • In accord with ASHA/CAA standards, coursework that provides opportunities for students to become knowledgeable consumers of research literature (with an emphasis on the fundamentals of evidence-based practice and the application of these principles and practices to clinical populations) has been and will continue to be provided. In particular, a key outcome of program required coursework in the required Research course has been and will continue to be a completed paper emphasizing elements of literature review, research design, and statistical application. Evaluation of scholarly writing skills has been and will continue to be implemented in various Au.D. courses such as Speech & Language Development for the Audiologist, Pediatric Audiology, etc.
  • All students will be required to successfully complete comprehensive/candidacy examinations near the end of their second year of study.