IUP and Salus announce articulation agreementIndiana University of Pennsylvania has entered into an articulation agreement with Salus University's Osborne College of Audiology, creating a strategic alliance designed to enhance academic collaboration between the two universities.

The “3+4” Doctor of Audiology degree program articulation agreement will allow select undergraduate students who successfully complete the 90-semester hour pre-audiology curriculum at IUP to apply for the four-year program at Salus.

Students admitted to Salus through the agreement will receive their Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of their first year of coursework in the audiology program at Salus, and also fulfill IUP's requirements for graduation.

“We look forward to welcoming IUP students to Salus University's Osborne College of Audiology,” said Radhika Aravamudhan, interim dean of Salus University Osborne College of Audiology. “IUP is an excellent university that shares our commitment to the training of future practitioners in audiology, and we are proud to be working with them.”

The Salus AuD degree will be conferred to students who successfully complete the four-year audiology program and meet all of the university's requirements for graduation.

“The new agreement with Salus University creates an excellent opportunity for IUP students in the pre-audiology program,” said Deanne Snavely, IUP dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “Students will learn from a strong group of excellent faculty at both universities and graduate with two high-quality degrees prepared to become health care professionals in audiology.”

About Salus University

Salus University, founded as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1919, is a diversified, globally recognized professional academic center of learning that offers a wide range of degree programs in the professions of optometry, audiology, physician assistant, public health, education and rehabilitation for the blind and visually impaired, biomedicine, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Salus operates four clinical facilities in the Philadelphia area that provide highly specialized vision, hearing and balance, and speech-language pathology services. The university has more than 1,200 students, including PhD candidates, and more than 14,300 alumni worldwide.