Arizona School of Health Sciences Announces It's Upcoming Au.D. Program November 14, 1999 Print The Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS), a division of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM), is developing a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program.ASHS/KCOM:'KCOM' 'was' founded in 1892 as a professional school offering the doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree. In 1995, KCOM established ASHS in response to the growing demand for health care professionals in the Southwest. ASHS is committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and the use of technology in education and practice. DISTANCE LEARNING Au.D. OPTION:The program is currently in the process of instructional design and faculty development. A final date for implementing the program is to be determined. Instruction will be delivered through web-based and CD ROM technology, facilitated by on-line interaction between students and faculty.ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:*Master's or doctorate degree in audiology*Current licensure or certification*4 years full-time audiology experience*Submission of results from the Evaluation of Practicing Audiologists Capabilities (EPAC)INDIVIDUALIZED CURRICULUM:*1-2 year program length*Demonstrated competencies will be used to grant advanced standing*44 modules available (1 to 2 credits each)* Individualized plan will include 1 required course and a maximum of 23 prescribed credits TUITION AND FEES:*$50 application fee*$3000 tuition for programPOST-BACCALAUREATE Au.D. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:A 4-year residential program will be developed over the next 2 years. This program will educate entry-level audiologists with a professional and interdisciplinary focus.The program is still in development. Brochures and applications are not available at this time. More information about the institution is available via our web site: www.ashs.edu. Further announcements will be made when more materials are available.