Audiology and Speech Pathology Program at Western Kentucky University

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Audiology and Speech Pathology Program

The audiology and speech pathology program at Western Kentucky University prepares students for a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in a school, clinic, or hospital. The program focuses on the processes and disorders of speech, language, and hearing. Program Courses include: communication disorder studies, audiology, speech pathology, language acquisition, and the design and implementation of comprehensive therapeutic and rehabilitative solutions to communication problems. Get more details below including other Kentucky colleges that offer audiology and speech pathology program.

The Audiology and Speech Pathology program at WKU, HILLTOPPERS is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology since 1993.

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Students Enrolled in the Audiology and Speech Pathology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Western Kentucky University offers a master's degree program in audiology and speech pathology.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male4
Female83

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian1
Black4
Hispanic7
White69
Unknown5

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Audiology and Speech Pathology program at WKU, HILLTOPPERS, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Description

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, speech-language pathologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 21.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Bowling Green, KY
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $37.54
    • Average Annual Salary: $78080

Audiologists

Description

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Audiology and Speech Pathology Programs in Kentucky

Audiology and Speech Pathology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Brescia University

Owensboro, KY
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B)

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Audiology, Hearing Sciences (M)
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (M)

Murray State University

Murray, KY
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 63 students completed this program

Programs

  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B,M)

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 74 students completed this program

Programs

  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B,M)

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 53 students completed this program

Programs

  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B,M)

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