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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Administration - Gerontology Concentration [8011] ‡

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Bachelor of Applied Science

(120 Credit Hours)

Program Director

Dr. Beverly Hindenlang, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E.
941-363-7267 Lakewood Ranch
941-408-1300, ext. 67267 Venice

Program Description and Goal

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration Program prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services. Graduates acquire desired workforce skills in human services, health financial management, health information systems and an understanding of health care issues. This program prepares students for careers in a wide range of management and administrative positions in health-related organizations and health service delivery systems. Job opportunities may include clinical and laboratory manager, health care facility coordinator, and department manager among other administrative and managerial positions in hospitals, ambulatory care, physician group practices, social service agencies, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers and other health-related businesses.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration Program include:

  1. A 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0;
  2. Completion of 45 semester hours.
  3. Completion of the prerequisite courses (with a grade of C or better).

Health Services Administration Program Common Core

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Health\ Services Administration Program can pursue the health services administration (HSA) degree or complete core courses in health services administration with a concentration. The areas of concentration help prepare graduates wishing to work in related health care programs and/or facilities and include the areas of gerontology or nutrition.

Gerontology Concentration Courses

The concentration in gerontology focuses on issues involved with an aging population. Course content concentrates on the bio/social/spiritual aspects of aging, as well as physical changes, learning and memory, death and dying concerns, communication, nutritional concerns and aging in special population. Students complete the Health Services Administration Program common core courses and gerontology concentration courses.

Foreign Language Requirement:

Students must have completed Florida’s foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students may meet this competency by:

  • successful completion of two years of a single foreign language while in high school (official high school transcripts must be submitted to educational records), or
  • successful completion of two semesters (6-8 credit hours) of a single foreign language in college (or through corresponding College Level Examination Program CLEP exams), or
  • validation of foreign language competence for languages not available through CLEP as deemed appropriate by the vice president of baccalaureate programs.



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Separate Application

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