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    May 14, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Long Term Care Administration B.S.

(CIP = 51.0701) (LTC)

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

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • ACG X021 or ACG X024 or (ACG X001 and ACG X011) - 3 credit hours
  • ACG X071 or ACG X301 - 3 credit hours
  • ECO X023 - 3 credit hours
  • CGS X061 or CGS X100 or ISM X000 - 3 credit hours
  • STA X023 - 3 credit hours

Total Major Hours: 39

Other Program Information

Students in the B.S. program will only be allowed to register for the full-time internship (GEY 4945  ) after successful completion of all (or all but one) of the required courses in the B.S. major. Because the B.S. internship requires full-time effort, students will be allowed to take no more than three (3) credits concurrent with the B.S. internship. NOTE: a Level 2 background check is required for most Internships, possibly at the student’s expense.

Students interested in either Aging Sciences or Long Term Care Administration majors should contact the School of Aging Studies as early as possible in their careers at the University of South Florida.

Grading Requirement

A grade of lower than “C-” in Aging Sciences and Business courses will not be counted toward fulfilling the requirements for the major.

Other Requirements

Strongly Recommended Courses:

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 , IDS 4914  or IDS 4910  courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

Internship Opportunities

A full-time (650 hours) internship is required for students completing the Bachelor of Science Degree in Long Term Care Administration. The internship, scheduled during the last semester of the program after successful completion of all major prerequisites and all but one of the required courses, is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in nursing home administration. Students should expect to meet with the advisor the semester prior to the internship in preparation of their field experience.

Advising Information

Students are strongly encouraged to meet each semester with the departmental advisor to plan courses and field work that will prepare the student for career goals.

Undergraduate Advisor: Jessica Wall:

Long Term Care Administration Faculty

Director: R. Andel; Professors: B.J. Small, W.E. Haley, K. Hyer, V. Molinari; Associate Professors: D.J. Dobbs, H. Meng; Assistant Professor: L. Soomi; Instructor: B. Stanback; Research Assistant Professor: L. Peterson; Courtesy and Adjunct Professors: H. Caywood, Jr., M.J. Etten, G. Holder, L. Milne, H. Osman, S. Runge, J. Smith, P. Stiles, L. Volicer; Professors Emeriti: J. Garcia, W.P. Mangum, C.L. McEvoy, L.Polivka, S.L. Reynolds, S.V. Saxon.

Plan of Study

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