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Curriculum

The program in Audiology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, which is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), offers comprehensive academic, research and clinical experience in a wide variety of settings. A unique feature of the TTUHSC program is the diversity of the clinical and research experiences available. Students obtain clinical and/or research experience at: the TTUHSC Speech and Hearing Clinic, several community-based clinics, public school programs, local private practices, and other medical, rehabilitative, and educational facilities outside the Lubbock community.

Academic coursework occurs in the first three years of the Au.D. program. During this time, students will complete a clinical research project, with comprehensive examinations taking place in the third year. Clinical experiences begin in the first year of the program. In the first three years of the Au.D. program, students obtain clinical experiences in the TTUHSC Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, local externship placements, and facilities outside the Lubbock community. After completion of the academic portion of the program, students will complete an advanced clinical placement in their fourth year of the program. Placement for this clinical experience is made in conjunction with the clinical coordinator and program director for audiology. Considerations for the advanced placement (i.e., fourth-year externship) include student's clinical area of interest and clinical experience needs outlined in the student's clinical plan of study. This placement often takes place outside of the Lubbock community. Requirements for the academic and clinical portions of the program will be reviewed annually with students during academic and clinical plan of study meetings. 

The department also sponsors a chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA). This national audiology student group sponsors several fund-raising events and a large regional conference that attracts professionals from throughout the Southwest. During these times, local and nationally recognized speakers spend individual time with the students discussing current clinical and research interests.

Doctor of Audiology Curriculum


First Year Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7442 Psychoacoustics and Auditory Perception 4 hours
AHSL 7446 Diagnostic Audiology 4 hours
AHSL 7440 Fundamentals of Sound and the Auditory System 4 hours
AHSL 7321 or AHSL 7392 Clinical Observation or Clinical Practicum 3 hours
Total Hours 15 hours
Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7350 Pediatric Audiology 3 hours
AHSL 7150 Pediatric Audiology Lab 1 hour
AHSL 7344 Amplification I 3 hours
AHSL 7255 Advanced Concepts in Audiology 2 hours
AHSL 7393 Clinical Practicum 3 hours
AHSL 7285 Audiology Practice Management 2 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
Summer SemesterCredit hours
AHSL 7330 Speech-Language Development and Disorders 3 hours
AHSL 7251 Counseling 2 hours
AHSL 7394 Clinical Practicum 3 hours
AHSL 7001 Introduction to Clinical Research 1 hour
Total Hours 9 hours
Second Year Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7370 Implantable Devices in Audiology 3 hours
AHSL 7364 Auditory Electrophysiology 3 hours
AHSL 7164 Auditory Electrophysiology Lab 1 hour
AHSL 5320 Research Design 3 hours
AHSL 7247 Aural Rehabilitation 2 hours
AHSL 7395 Clinical Externship 3 hours
Total Hours 15 hours
Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7245 Amplification II 2 hours
AHSL 7225 Research Colloquium 2 hours
AHSL 7365 Balance Function 3 hours
AHSL 7165 Balance Function Lab 1 hour
AHSL 7243 Clinical Applications of Aural Rehabilitation 2 hours
AHSL 7396 Clinical Externship 3 hours
AHSL 7002Clinical Research 1 hour
Total Hours 14hours
Summer SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7397 Clinical Externship 3 hours
Total Hours 3 hours
Third Year Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7348 Educational Audiology 3 hours
AHSL 7352 Clinical Disorders in Audiology 3 hours
AHSL 7286 Business Management Practices for Audiologists 2 hours
AHSL 7110 Special Topics in Audiology (Capstone) 1 hour
AHSL 7398 Clinical Practicum 3 hours
AHSL 7003 Clinical Research 2 1 hour
AHSL 7257 Amplification III 2 hours
Total Hours 15 hours
Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7322 Auditory Processing Disorders 3 hours
AHSL 7260 Hearing Conservation and Instrumentation 2 hours
AHSL 7180 Implications of Pharmacology in Audiology 1 hour
AHSL 7399 Clinical Practicum 3 hours
Total Hours 9 hours
Summer SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7019 AuD Independent Study 5 hours
Total Hours 5 hours
Fourth Year Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7020 AuD Independent Study 5 hours
Total Hours 5 hours
Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AHSL 7021 AuD Independent Study 5 hours
Total Hours 109
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