The Program in Depth

As a large portion of our population ages, demand for healthcare managers to coordinate, plan and direct senior health services may grow. Dedicated healthcare programs are more recognized by employers in the healthcare field*, and AIU®’s Bachelor of Healthcare Management is ideal for those interested in healthcare organizations. This 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. The specialization in Gerontology Management prepares students to manage healthcare with a focus on senior services such as long-term care, short term care, home care, rehabilitation, nursing care, community-based services and chronic care.

In-Depth Specialization

By studying key topics in Health Services Administration Management to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to focus your interests on coordinating, planning and directing healthcare services including administering operations, finance, policy development, service delivery and compliance for a wide range of health organizations.

*The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers (visited April 30, 2014).

You Can Learn 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

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a specialization in Gerontology Management, your classes can include:

  • Death and Dying

    This course investigates contemporary healthcare management issues involved in death and dying, building upon prior coursework examining ethical and l...

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  • Performance Management and Employee Services

    In this course, students will learn to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage a business. The main objective of the course is to experience...

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  • Sociology and Aging

    This course provides an introduction to the psychological aging process. Discussion cover current information and issues related to the aging process....

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