Icon: Online Healthcare Management Degrees BACHELOR OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT (BHCM) Gerontology Management

The Bachelor of Healthcare Management (BHCM) is a targeted degree program designed to give students comprehensive core of knowledge about the U.S. Healthcare System, its structure, operations, regulations and management. This specialized degree in Gerontology Management focuses on administrative roles in healthcare services with special interest in the aging population. Added focus is placed on the management of teams that interact with patients who have special medical, social and financial conditions associated with advanced aging.

  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    54

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of the Bachelor of Healthcare Management – Specialization in Gerontology Management will provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge about the healthcare industry, aging services and gerontology, including how to:

    • Interpret and explain concepts effectively in various healthcare organizations and situations
    • Demonstrate and understanding of the aging services industry including nursing care, home healthcare services, retirement communities, delivered services, rehabilitation and therapy facilities, memory care services and assisted living
    • Apply principles of economics and finance to make effective decisions in various healthcare settings for various contemporary healthcare practices and functions
    • Analyze the relationships between costs, quality, and access to healthcare in the U.S.
    • Formulate current operation’s management practices and principles used in the current healthcare environment
    • Evaluate the types of information and information systems capabilities/technology needed by healthcare organizations
    • Evaluate potential ethical and legal conflicts in healthcare related to legislative and regulatory issues affecting healthcare

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • The Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a Specialization in Gerontology Management includes general core healthcare courses and specialized health administration courses taught by industry specialists.

    SPECIALIZATION COURSES

    • Administration of Long-Term Care
    • Marketing to an Aging Population
    • Case Management for Gerontology
    • Gerontology Research Methods
    • Counseling for Gerontology
    • Sociology and Ageing
    • Healthcare Information Systems
    • Team Leadership in Healthcare
    • Creative Problem Solving
    • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare
    • Performance Management and Employee Services

    Download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • AIU’s Bachelor of Healthcare Management – Specialization in Gerontology Management is designed to help students develop a strong foundation in healthcare management fundamentals. Specialized study of aging services prepares students to make effective decisions and respond to the healthcare needs of our increasing population of aging adults.

    Equipped with these skills and knowledge of healthcare systems, students may be able to find careers in these fields:

    • Long-Term Care Management
    • Rehabilitation Facility Management
    • Home Healthcare Administration
    • Aging Services Management

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