Bachelor Program

Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Long-Term Care Administration is a specialist degree that prepares students for national and state licensure exams as a Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Administrators (skilled nursing home). The degree includes a 650-hour internship with a qualified preceptor. Students graduate with administrative, financial, and management skills. Starting salaries in 2017 for Administrators in Florida range from $70,000-$100,000.

Required Courses:

  • GEY 3601 Physical Changes and Aging (3)
  • GEY 4507 Understanding Principles and Practices in Long Term Care (3)
  • GEY 4508 Health Care Operations (3)
  • GEY 4509 Regulatory and Clinical Operations (3)
  • GEY 4475 Program Evaluation in an Aging Society (3)
  • GEY 4520 Legal Aspects in Health Care Administration (3)
  • GEY 4608 Alzheimer's Disease Management (3)
  • GEY 4641 Death and Dying (3)
  • GEY 4945 Field Placement (9)
  • ISM 3011 Information Systems in Organizations (3)
  • MAN 3301 Human Resource Management (3)

Students also complete the following twenty-one (21) hours of prerequisites:

  • ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • CSG 2100 Computers in Business (3)
  • ECO 2023 Economic Principles (Microeconomics) (3)
  • GEY 2000 Introduction to Aging Sciences (3)
  • MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
  • STA 2023 Introductory Statistics (3)

These courses are intended to reflect additional educational requirements mandated by the State of Florida and specified in Chapter 21z.11 of the Florida Administrative Code.

Students in the Long-Term Administration program will be allowed to register for the full-time internship (GEY 4945) after they successfully complete all (or all but one) of the required courses in the B.S. major. Because the internship requires full-time effort, students will be allowed to take no more than 3 credits at the same time with the internship.

Students in the Long-Term Care Administration program are encouraged to become members of the USF Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators, which meets monthly on campus. For more information, please visit their website at