Course Sequence

The Master of Science in Aging and Long-Term Care Administration (ALTCA) program requires completion of 36 credits; successfully completing the AIT administrator in training program; and remaining in good standing in the academic community.

2016-2017 Academic Year: Track 1

Long-Term Care Administration - Required Courses


ALTA 500 LTC Administration Part I 4 Credits
ALTA 501 LTC Administration Part II 4 Credits
ALTA 590 Administrator in Training (AIT)* 6 Credits
TOTAL LTC CREDITS
8-14
* The program director will determine if the students who previously completed a licensure educational program with AIT meet the requirements for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. If approved, the student who meets these requirements would substitute two ODL classes for the AIT experience.  

ODL Required Courses


ODL 501 Foundations and Systems of Organizational Development 3 Credits
ODL 508 Leadership for Practitioners 3 Credits
  —OR—  
ODL 516 Systems Literacy: Organization Workshop 3 Credits
  —OR—  
ODL 518 Ethical Effectiveness (elective) 3 Credits
TOTAL ODL CREDITS
9

Elective Courses (Choose One From List)


ODL 504 Personal and Professional Development 3 Credits
ODL 506 Social Factors and Cultural Diversity 3 Credits
ODL 515 Project Management and Strategic Thinking 3 Credits
ODL 517 Communication Skills for Leaders 3 Credits
ODL 518 Ethical Effectiveness 3 Credits
ODL 520 Appreciative Inquiry (T) 3 Credits
ODL 530 Special Topics in ODL 3 Credits
TOTAL CREDIT units to complete electives
3-9

Gerontology Courses - 3 Required Courses


GERO 501 Gerontology and the Biological Nature of Disease 3 Credits
GERO 502 Gerontology Service Delivery 3 Credits
GERO 590 Geropsychology 3 Credits
TOTAL gerontology CREDITS
9

Capstone Course


  One Required Course 1 Credit
TOTAL CREDITS required for degree completion
36

2016-2017 Academic Year: Track 2: Home and Community-Based Aging

Community-Based Aging Administration - Required Courses


ALTA Geriatric Assessment and Care Planning 3 Credits
ALTA Public Health and Aging 3 Credits
ALTA Ethical and Legal Considerations in Aging Practice 3 Credits
ALTA Management of Non-Profit Aging Organizations 3 Credits
ALTA Applied Policy Issues for Aging Networks 3 Credits
TOTAL CREDITS
15

ODL Required Courses


ODL 501 Foundations and Systems of Organizational Development 3 Credits
ODL 508 Leadership for Practitioners 3 Credits
  —OR—  
ODL 516 Systems Literacy: Organization Workshop 3 Credits
  —OR—  
ODL 517 Communication Skills 3 Credits
TOTAL ODL CREDITS
6

Elective Courses (Choose One From List)


ODL 504 Personal and Professional Development 3 Credits
ODL 505 Team Dynamics 3 Credits
ODL 506 Social Factors and Cultural Diversity 3 Credits
ODL 515 Project Management and Strategic Thinking 3 Credits
ODL 525 Consulting Skills for Community Engagement 3 Credits
ODL 527 Management of Strategic Change 3 Credits
TOTAL CREDIT UNITS TO COMPLETE ELECTIVES
3

Gerontology Courses - 3 Required Courses


GERO 501 Gerontology and the Biological Nature of Disease 3 Credits
GERO 502 Gerontology Service Delivery 3 Credits
GERO 590 Geropsychology 3 Credits
TOTAL GERONTOLOGY CREDITS
9

Gerontology Electives - 1 Required Course


GERO Core Issues in Disability and Aging 3 Credits
GERO End of Life Care and Support 3 Credits
GERO Counseling of Older Adults and Families 3 Credits
GERO Applications of Technology in Aging 3 Credits
GERO Consumerism in Aging Markets 3 Credits
TOTAL gerontology elective CREDITS
3
   
total credits required for degree completion 36