Nov 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Senior Healthcare Management, G.C.


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The University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) offers the only graduate program in Gerontology in Louisiana.  Along with a Master’s degree, the university also offers a Graduate Certificate in Senior Healthcare Management. 

There are several advantages to completing the Senior Healthcare Management certificate program:

  • The program provides advanced skills and knowledge in Geriatric Services delivery, administration, and management. 
  • The program provides knowledge and skills critical for resource management and geriatric care coordination.
  • The program accepts all bachelor’s degrees irrespective of the discipline as long as the admission criteria are met.
  • The program may be completed in as little as four semesters including summer sessions.

The primary purpose of this certificate program is to create a senior healthcare workforce with advanced skills and training that would be able to address the healthcare needs of a rapidly increasing older population.  The graduate certificate in Senior Healthcare Management will appeal to:

  • Individuals working in the long-term care industry
  • Individuals working in corporate and public healthcare sectors.
  • Individuals working in clinical and small business settings
  • Individuals whose career goals focus on launching a business in geriatric care management and case management
  • Individuals seeking managerial and administrative careers in the healthcare industry
  • Individuals working in community-based non-profit organizations that provide services to older adults
  • Individuals who may not want to enroll in a two-year Master’s Program but would like to seek graduate education in geriatric management and administration

 

Program Admission


Admission Requirements

Regular Status: 
Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be regularly admitted:

Any graduate, terminal, or professional degree from a regionally accredited university
OR
a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university

OR
a GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university

 
Conditional Status: 
Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be conditionally admitted:

Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university
OR
a GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
OR
Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA x 283 GRE)
OR
With a GPA of 2.2 or higher, some candidates with 5 years of employment in a relevant field of study may qualify for a waiver of test scores.

Curriculum


The Senior Healthcare Management Certificate is a 15-hour fully online certificate that consists of Gerontology, Business, and Health Economics coursework.  Following are the courses that need to be completed for the certificate program:

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