George S. Osborne College of Audiology
Victor Hugo Bray, Jr., PhD, Dean
Originally established in 2000 as the PCO School of Audiology, the Osborne College of Audiology was re-named in memory of the school’s founding dean in 2008, when the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) earned university status and Salus University, along with its four colleges, was established.
The mission of the Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) is to educate future audiologists, practicing audiologists, and other hearing healthcare providers for licensure in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of hearing and balance disorders. Programs within OCA provide education, conduct research, deliver patient care, and promote community services utilizing local, national, and international platforms.
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree is awarded to all students who successfully complete the four-year professional curriculum. The maximum number of years permitted to complete this degree is seven.
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree is awarded to international and U.S. practitioners who enter the program with a master’s degree (or equivalent) in audiology, three years clinical experience, and successfully complete the professional curriculum. The maximum number of years permitted to complete this degree is seven.
Advanced Studies Certificate Programs.
Advanced Studies certificate programs are post-graduate, intensive-training courses supporting scope-of-practice specialization. Additional programs may be added in academic year 2014-2015. Current programs offered:
- Advanced Studies in Cochlear Implants
- Advanced Studies in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis
- Advanced Studies in Vestibular Disorders and Sciences
- Elkins Park Workshops
- Workshop I: July 10 - 13, 2014
Diagnosis and Management of External and Middle Ear Function
- Workshop II: July 16 - 19, 2014
An Advanced Update on Hearing Aid Technology and Clinical Best Practices in 2014
- Australia Workshops