About ASP

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The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, located on the campus of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is a department within the College of Health Professions, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The department offers graduate, and post-graduate education in audiology and speech-language pathology and emphasizes excellence in clinical practice and advanced research. The Au.D. degree program in Audiology and the M.S. degree program in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. (Latest accreditation period: June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2022)

The Department's standard for excellence has been consistently affirmed by our graduates, who continue to hold prestigious positions in all areas of our field. We are extremely proud of their achievements as clinicians, educators, and researchers. We feel confident that our program provides the foundation necessary for success. Our first master's degrees in audiology and speech pathology were awarded in 1963, and the first doctoral degrees in hearing and speech science in 1970. In 2003, the Au.D. program in audiology was successfully launched. An analysis of our student success rates on the national exam (Praxis), program completion rates, and employment rates are available for review  PDF icon . If you have questions about the Department’s strategic plan  PDF icon , please feel free to contact me via email at aharkrid@uthsc.edu.

We welcome all inquiries regarding our programs. If you have any questions that are not answered by our Web materials, please let us know how we might help. Also, if you would like to arrange a meeting with our faculty or staff, or to tour our facilities, please call or email the department office. We believe that once you meet with our faculty and students, you will understand why our programs are nationally ranked and our faculty are internationally recognized for their contributions to the professions.

Thank you for visiting us!

Dr. Ashley W. Harkrider
Professor and Chair
Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

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Annual Newsletter

Celebrate the past, present, and future of ASP with us in the pages of the Audiology & Speech Pathology 2017 Annual Newsletter.

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Contact Us

For Clinical Services in Audiology:
(865) 974-5453

For Clinical Services in Speech/Language Pathology:
(865) 974-5451

For all other inquiries:
Department Audiology & Speech Pathology
578 South Stadium Hall, UT
Knoxville, TN 37996-0740
Phone: (865) 974-5019
Fax: (865) 974-1539
Email: pwilli25@uthsc.edu