Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Long Term Care Administration

Program Director

Dr. Daniel Van Dussen
(330) 941-1683


The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree in Long-Term Care Administration prepares students to become specialized, self-critical, accountable administrators in long-term care facilities. Facilities may include home and community-based care, assisted living, nursing homes, hospices, and related health care industries.

Students must complete all required coursework for the university and major and have:

  • an overall GPA of 2.25
  • a "C" or better in all courses in the major
  • 1000 hours in an approved internship
  • 48 hours of upper-division courses
  • 130-132 hours of coursework overall

A minor is not necessary for this major and the requirements for the 21-semester hour Certificate in Applied Gerontology are fulfilled within the major.

Youngstown State University's Long-Term Care Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics requirement (met with MATH 2623)3
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the GE model.
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)
Met with BIOL 1545/1545L and CHEM 1500 required for the major
Social Science (6 s.h.)
Met with GERO 1501 and ECON 2610 required for the major
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)
Met with GERO 3703 and GERO 3745 required for the major
Required courses for the Long Term Care Administration:
Grade of "C" or better is required of all courses; courses cannot be taken "CR/NC". A minor is not required.
BUS 1500Foundations of Business3
Required Natural Science Courses:
BIOL 1545
Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology
and Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
CHEM 1500Chemistry in Modern Living3
Psychology Coursework (6 s.h.)
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
PSYC 3757Adult Development3
Social Statistics Course (4 s.h.):
SOC 3701Social Statistics4
Gerontology-Related Coursework (45 s.h.)
GERO 1501Introduction to Gerontology3
GERO 3703Aging and Society3
GERO 3745Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare3
GERO 3758Long-Term Care3
GERO 3761Elder Crimes - Elder Justice3
GERO 4821Internship in Gerontology12
GERO 4850Research Methods3
GERO 4851Capstone in Gerontology3
SOC 3759Sociology of Dementia3
SOC 3760Sociology of Death and Dying3
SOC 4801Later Life Issues3
Select one of the following (3 s.h.):3
Aging and Social Policy
or SCWK 3730
SCWK 3730
Business & Technology Coursework (30 s.h.)
Students must have overall 2.5 GPA to register for upper division coursework in Williamson College of Business.
Foundations of Business
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
CSIS 1514Business Computer Systems3
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
FIN 3720Business Finance3
MGT 3715Employee Relations3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MGT 3750Managing Individuals in Organizations3
Select one of the following (3 s.h.):3
Fundamentals of Occupational Safety
Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
Communications Coursework (6 s.h.):
CMST 2655Communication in Groups and Organizations3
CMST 3756Interviewing3
Medical Professions, Nursing & Allied Health Coursework (12 s.h.):
AHLT 4808Environmental Health Concerns3
FNUT 3720Nutrition, Health, and Aging3
MATC 1501Medical Terminology3
PHIL 3725Biomedical Ethics3
Total semester hours in major: 103 s.h.
Total Semester Hours130-132
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
or Strong Start Success Seminar
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
GERO 1501
Introduction to Gerontology
or General Psychology
CSIS 1514 Business Computer Systems 3
BUS 1500 Foundations of Business 3
MATC 1501 Medical Terminology 3
 Semester Hours16-18
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PSYC 1560
General Psychology
or Introduction to Gerontology
BIOL 1545
Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology
and Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 2
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
CHEM 1500 Chemistry in Modern Living 3
GERO 3703 Aging and Society 3
CMST 2655 Communication in Groups and Organizations 3
MGT 3705
Fundamentals of Occupational Safety
or Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
Arts and Humanities Elective (AH) 3
 Semester Hours18
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
FNUT 3720 Nutrition, Health, and Aging 3
MGT 3715 Employee Relations 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
GERO 3758 Long-Term Care 3
Arts and Humanities Elective (AH) 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
PHIL 3725 Biomedical Ethics 3
PSYC 3757 Adult Development 3
SOC 3760 Sociology of Death and Dying 3
GERO 3757
or SCWK 3730
Aging and Social Policy
 Semester Hours15
CMST 3756 Interviewing 3
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
AHLT 4808 Environmental Health Concerns 3
SOC 3701
Social Statistics
or Statistics for Psychology
SOC 3745 Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
GERO 4821 Internship in Gerontology 6
MGT 3750 Managing Individuals in Organizations 3
GERO 4850 Research Methods 3
SOC 3759 Sociology of Dementia 3
 Semester Hours15
GERO 4821 Internship in Gerontology 6
GERO 4851 Capstone in Gerontology 3
SOC 4801 Later Life Issues 3
GERO 3761 Elder Crimes - Elder Justice 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours130-132