Audiology and Speech Pathology Program at Western Kentucky University (WKU)

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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 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 (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male2
Female75

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black5
Hispanic6
White63
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Audiology and Speech Pathology program at WKU, 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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, speech-language pathologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 23.4% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Bowling Green, KY
      • Average Hourly Rate: $46.23
      • Average Annual Salary: $96,160

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Brescia University

Owensboro, KY
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B)
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University of Louisville

Louisville, KY
Type: 4-Year Public College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Audiology, Hearing Sciences (M)
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (M)
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Murray State University

Murray, KY
Type: 4-Year Public College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B,M)
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University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY
Type: 4-Year Public College

68 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B,M)