Audiology and Speech Pathology Update

UT’s Board of Trustees Executive and Compensation Committee met last week to discuss options for the future of UT Knoxville’s audiology and speech pathology program.

According to the plan developed by the committee, the program will continue operations and remain in Knoxville but will be administered by the College of Allied Health Sciences at UT Health Science Center, which has its main campus in Memphis.

The Board of Trustees must approve the plan when it meets Oct. 23-24 in Knoxville.

The plan calls for the clinics to remain open and the graduate program to continue.

Undergraduate courses will be offered for students who need them as prerequisites or as components of other majors, although bachelor’s degrees in audiology or speech pathology will no longer be offered. Currently enrolled undergraduates will be able to finish and graduate.