The School houses an undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Doctor of Audiology, the American Sign Language (ASL) program, and undergraduate and graduate programs in Child Life. As our mission statement indicates, our primary focus is on preparing students for practice in one of the professions.
The School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is an academic program in the College of Health Professions of The University of Akron. Through professional education, the School prepares highly qualified audiologists and speech-language pathologists who are dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full communication potential. To this end, the School advances excellence in student learning, collaborative clinical service delivery, community service, and the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching.
The School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology will be recognized as a national leader in evidence-based clinical training for the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology through knowledge creation and use, and entrepreneurship. This will be accomplished by collaboration with community partners, statewide and national colleagues and universities, and enhancement of interdisciplinary efforts. The school will be acknowledged for its commitment to student success, advancement of professional development, creation of models of collaborative joint programs for advanced degrees, advancement of established distance learning efforts, and entrepreneurial designs for clinical service.
The University of Akron does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, age, handicap, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loans programs, or other school-administered programs.
The program in Speech-Language Pathology of The University of Akron is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of The American Speech-Language Hearing Association. The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of Akron, in association with the Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium, is also accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Polsky Building Room 181
225 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44325-3001
Audiology and Speech Center:
Undergraduate SLPA Program
Mrs. Nancy Harris
Undergraduate and Graduate Child Life Program
Ms. Rose Resler
Graduate SLP Program
Mrs. Robin Angell
Graduate Distance Learning SLP Program
Mrs. Kelly Wade
Doctor of Audiology Program
Dr. Sharon Lesner