George S. Osborne College of Audiology
Advanced Studies in Vestibular Sciences and Disorders Certificate Program
Due to a limited number of seats, applications to the Advanced Studies in Vestibular Sciences and Disorders Certificate program are accepted on a rolling basis. Entrance into this program occurs quarterly (May, August, November, and February), provided that a minimum number of seats are filled. The Admissions Committee review and selection begins after applicants have sent all the necessary documents to the Office of Admissions (email@example.com). Once the class is filled to capacity, applicants may be placed on a waiting list for the next start date. To receive priority consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply and complete the application requirements as soon as possible.
If you encounter a problem at any time during the admissions process, contact an Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call us at 800.824.6262 (toll free from the US and Canada) or at 215.780.1301 (M – F, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT).
Personal Goal Statement
Submit a brief (500 to 750 word) goal statement, describing your professional background and your interest in vestibular sciences and disorders. Please address the following questions within your personal goal statement:
- Are you currently working in the field of vestibular and balance disorders?
- If so, where and in what capacity?
- If not, what is motivating you to pursue advanced studies in Vestibular Sciences and Disorders?
- What are your professional goals?
- How do you see this certificate program advancing your professional goals?
Applicants must provide the names and email addresses of two people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the University with a personal reference. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic work, employment record, and personal character. Applicants should notify these persons in advance of providing their names and email addresses to the admissions office. The Office of Admissions will notify them by email and provide instructions for the completion of the electronic personal reference form.
All applicants must arrange for an official copy of transcript(s) indicating confirmation of a college degree in audiology or an audiology-related profession (BS, MS, AuD, PhD, MD, etc.) from an accredited institution. Audiology-related professions include, but are not limited to, physicians, speech-language pathologists, or psychologists for hearing-impaired persons who may be part of the interprofessional management team for patients presenting with Vestibular Sciences and Disorders. Transcripts should be sent directly by the university where they obtained their degree(s) to Salus University Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
The certified copies of official academic record (transcript) should be mailed directly to Salus University Office of Admissions, not issued to the student. A transcript marked “Issued to Student” is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
For applicants who obtained their college degree(s) outside of North America, a document-by-document credential review from an accredited agency is required, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed. Please consult the agency’s web site for requirements to complete the evaluation. An official evaluation must be sent from the agency directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. These services are provided by various agencies including: World Education Services, PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745, Phone 212.966.6311, www.wes.org.
It is recommended that applicants have copies of their transcripts available to assist them when completing their application documents.
National Test Scores
National testing is not a requirement for acceptance into these programs. However, if you have taken a test such as Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or ETS Praxis for Audiology and would like to include them in your Admissions application, your test results may be sent directly to the Salus University Office of Admissions. Test scores more than seven years old will not be reviewed.
Optional Information Form
This request for information is for the purpose of assuring equal opportunity for all persons and effectuating the purpose of the Fair Educational Opportunities Act. Applicants are not obligated to complete this form for admission.
An online, non-refundable fee of $100 is payable electronically. Please do not pay an amount in excess of the $100 application fee.
One scholarship covering the tuition of the first ten credits of the program ($5000.00) will be awarded to a faculty member who is currently teaching a course or courses on vestibular sciences and disorders in an AuD program at an accredited institution. The scholarship does not cover the direct expenses of the $100.00 application fee and University technology fees per term ($115). For faculty who wish to apply for this scholarship, include as part of the admissions process (a) the intention of application for the faculty scholarship in your Personal Goal Statement, and (b) the submission of a separate letter of support from your program director.