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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gerontology: Secondary Major/Long-Care Administration Emphasis

The emphasis in long-term care administration requires courses that cover the Social Security Title XIX Core of Knowledge recommendations for administrator licensure as determined by state regulation. Requirements for the emphasis include completion of the secondary major in gerontology with courses taken from each of the 10 Core of Knowledge recommendations. Courses may count for more than one area.  The ten core areas include:

1. Applicable standards of environmental health and safety
2. Local health and safety regulations
3. General administration
4. Psychology of resident care
5. Principles of medical care
6. Personal and social care
7. Therapeutic and supportive care/services in long-term care
8. Departmental organization and management
9. Community interrelationships
10. Electives

Students must also complete a semester long, 480 hour internship in a Kansas-licensed adult care home, a long-term care unit of a Kansas-licensed hospital, or a combination of the two.  Assisted living and residental health care facilities do not qualify for this internship. Enrollment in the internship is by permission only.  Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5, and a GPA of 3.0 in gerontology courses to qualify for the internship program.

Students who complete the long-term care administration emphasis along with a Bachelors degree of their choice are eligible to take the Kansas Adult Care Home Administrator licensing exam.  Students interested in this program must meet with an advisor in the Center on Aging to determine which elective courses they should take to cover the core of knowledge requirements.

Elective courses

See the Center on Aging advisor for a list of courses which may be used to complete the elective requirements for this emphasis.