The Bachelor of Science in Senior Living Leadership prepares students for leadership roles in assisted living centers, home health organizations, senior living centers, organizations that serve persons with disabilities, and many more settings.
In the coming years, the number of adults over age 65 who need long-term care and senior living services is expected to grow exponentially. This requires well-prepared leaders who can effectively plan, organize, and direct aging care and senior living
organizations to achieve strategic goals, advance their mission, and ensure that high-quality care is given to residents and patients.
The Senior Living Leadership degree at Bellarmine follows the curriculum and accreditation standards from the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), a mark of excellence for health and aging leadership programs.
Students in the program also complete a 500-hour internship at a local care center to prepare for success for any certification or licensure exams and for success in a future career.
Faculty members who teach in the program are recognized as national experts and serve on committees for state and national organizations, which presents numerous travel and networking opportunities for students in the department.
“Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.”
—Senator John Hoeven
Health Care Administration and Public Health
Experienced leaders of highly regarded organizations in the fields of health care, senior living, public health and aging services serve as mentors during internships designed to familiarize students with such operations. Every students can expect to gain first-hand, relevant career experience by completing a departmental rotation in a care center, participating in internal and external meetings, or performing approved projects for the host organization.
Potential careers you can pursue with a degree in Senior Living Leadership include:
In addition to a rewarding career, salaries in these fields range from $47,910 – $104,280 per year, depending on your chosen profession.
Career Development Center
Jessica Hume, Ph.D., MFA, Department Chair (email)Anne Veno, DNP, MBA, RN (email)Harry
Dadds, J.D., LL.M. (email)Chris Ekstrom, Department Assistant
The Department of Health Care Administration and Public Health at Bellarmine University is one of only 15 programs in the nation accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). NAB granted accreditation in 2021 for
the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree. Students with this degree are eligible to sit for the national nursing home administrator and assisted living licensure exams, and are eligible for licensure in the majority of states following
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