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Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Long-Term Health Care Administration Major (B.S.H.)

Major code BS6836

College of Health Sciences and Professions
Social and Public Health, Department of
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4675
Fax: 740.593.0555
www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph

C ontact, sph@ohio.edu
 

Program Overview

The long-term care administration program at Ohio University includes courses that focus on gerontology, nursing facility and assisted-living regulations, accounting, reimbursement, marketing, health policy, healthcare law and ethics, and human resource management. The program is accredited by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB). 
 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the regulations that have been enacted for the purpose of enabling a facility to effectively and efficiently attain and maintain the highest physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident.

2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of managing facility expenses, revenues, assets, liabilities, and owners' equity of the facility.

3. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge related to the successful and purposeful planning and management of a facility as a leader.

4. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of how they are integrally involved in quality of care, promotion of individualized person-centered care for residents, education and support of families and staff.

5. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the selection, experience, and training of support staff in connection with the fact that human resource management is integral to the hiring and retention of professional staff needed to provide quality of care for residents.

6. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of how to maintain both internal and external environments to provide a safe and comfortable environment for staff and families.  

7. Students will be able to demonstrate integration of domains of practice successfully through effective communication.

8. Students will be able to demonstrate integration of domains of practice successfully through effective professionalism.

9. Students will be able to demonstrate integration of domains of practice successfully through effective administrative skills.

 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Professional licensure is required in most states to operate a nursing facility. Therefore, students should be prepared to sit for federal and state board exams upon completion of the degree requirements. The long-term health care administration option fulfills the academic preparation necessary for graduates to qualify to take the National Board through the National Association of Board Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators. Students may decide to prepare for licensure boards in other states. Graduates of Ohio University's long-term care administration program have historically been successful in the profession. Many are recruited by national and regional companies for administration and management positions.