Doctor of Audiology in San Francisco
"Prepare reflective audiologists for lifelong success by providing an excellent, student-centered learning environment. Students will be mentored in developing leadership, critical thinking skills and a strong commitment to their profession and society. The graduate professional program learning outcomes are consistent with national and state accreditation standards and guidelines to ensure that graduates provide exemplary professional practice throughout their careers."
- Pacific's Doctor of Audiology program is the first in Northern California.
- It is one of four accelerated programs in the country, and the only one in California.
- There is currently a shortage of audiologists in California and the only Au.D. Program in the state graduates eight to 10 audiologists per year. This three-year accelerated program serves a cohort of 20-25 students per year and draws students with any undergraduate majors interested in the field of audiology.
- The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of the Pacific has been awarded candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and "developing status" by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). See the program accreditation status link for further details of the accreditation process.
- The Audiology Clinic on the San Francisco Campus, along with anticipated collaborations with many Northern California medical and audiology centers, provides rich and diverse student clinical experiences. The San Francisco Clinic began seeing patients in October 2014 and provides residents throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with audiology and hearing aid services through patient visits and community outreach events.
- The Audiology Clinic on the Stockton Campus serves as an additional clinical site for students.
- A strong and cohesive group of full-time faculty with areas of expertise covering a wide variety of the topics within the scope of practice of audiology.
Download a copy of the program highlights here.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, "Employment of audiologists is expected to grow by 37% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hearing loss increases as people age, so an aging population is likely to increase demand for audiologists. The early identification and diagnosis of hearing disorders in infants also will spur employment growth. Advances in hearing aid design, such as the reduction of feedback and a smaller size, may make the devices more appealing as a means to minimize hearing loss, leading to more demand for the audiologists who provide hearing aids."