Secondary Major - Emphasis in Long-Term Care Administration

Our secondary major in long term care administration is designed to prepare you for a career with the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.

  • Between 2009 and 2019, the number of older Americans increased by 36% (14.4 million), compared to an increase of 3% for the under-65 population.
  • In Kansas, more than16% of the population was 65+ in 2019. This is an almost 28% increase in a 10 year period.
  • By 2034, adults age 65+ are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.

Required Courses (9 hours)

  • GERON 315 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
  • GERON 575 Introduction to Diversity in the Aging Experience (3)
  • GERON 577 Introduction to Polcy & Advocacy in Gerontology (3)

Required Long Term Care Administration Track (12 hours)

  • ACCTG 231 Accounting for Business Operations (3)
  • GERON 610 Seminar in Long-Term Care Administration (3)
  • GERON 615 Long-Term Care Administration Internship (1-9)
  • MANGT 420 Principles of Management (3)

Elective (3 hours)

Elective may be taken from the list of approved courses (pdf).

Is long term care administration the right career path for you?

  • Do you want to influence quality of life for older adults or have a passion for working with older adults and their family members?

  • Are you looking for a job that provides new experiences within a field that's constantly changing with lots of options as well as leadership opportunities?

  • Are you interested in public policy?

  • Do you love a challenge?

  • Are you interested in and/or passionate about person-centered care?

If you answered yes to at least two of these questions then Long-term Care Administration just might be the career you will love.

For more information or to add this secondary major please email the gerontology advisor, call 785-532-5945 or stop by Justin Hall 253.