Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Long Term Care Administration (LTC)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 51.0701

College of Behavioral & Community Sciences

http://agingstudies.cbcs.usf.edu/aprog/bs/bs.cfm

Major Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Long Term Care Administration provides students with a basic education in gerontology and allows graduates of the program to sit for the licensure examination to become Nursing Home Administrators. It is especially appropriate for students who intend to begin working immediately following completion of the degree program.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Those students seeking the Bachelor's degree in Long Term Care Administration should complete the prerequisite courses listed below. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of "C" (not C-) is the minimum acceptable grade.
  • ACG X021 Principles of Financial Accounting or ACG X024 or ACG X001 and ACG X011
  • ACG X071 Principles of Managerial Accounting or ACG X301
  • ECO 2023 Economic Principles (Microeconomics)
  • CSG X100 Computers in Business or CGS X061 or ISM X000
  • STA 2023 Introductory Statistics

Total Major Hours: 45 Hours

Major Core Courses - 45 Hours

It is strongly recommended that student complete GEY 2000 and MAN 3025 before pogressing with the major coursework.
  • GEY 3601 Physical Changes and Aging
  • GEY 4507 Understanding Policies and Practices of Long Term Care
  • GEY 4508 Health Care Operations
  • GEY 4509 Regulatory and Clinical Operations
  • GEY 4608 Alzheimer's Disease Management
  • GEY 4641 Death and Dying
  • GEY 4475 Program Evaluation in an Aging Society
  • GEY 4520 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
  • GEY 4945 Field Placement
  • MAN 3301 Human Resource Management
  • ISM 3011 Information Systems in Organizations

The following electives are not required for the major but are strongly recommended:

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

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