Bachelor - Health & Human Services: Long-Term Care

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Services - Long-Term Care program is designed for students interested in learning the communication skills and technical knowledge needed to work in the field of heath care, particularly for jobs at long-term care facilities. You can learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in H Health & Human Services - Long-Term Care program here.

What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Services - Long-Term Care program is designed to provide you with a profound understanding of the health care industry and specific practices that are used when working with long-term patients. The Long-Term Care specialization allows you an opportunity to learn about gerontology and the challenges of facing long-term care facilities, both for the patient and his or her family. You will also have the chance to study different social and psychological aging issues, history factors influencing cognitive function, and legal and ethical concepts of health care.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you're applying for the Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Services - Long-Term Care program, you should have an interest in medicine and health services, as well as demonstrate a passion for helping others. Though not required, you may have had some experience working in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, or nursing homes. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Services - Long-Term Care program consists of 120 total credits, including 46 major credits , 36 general education credits, and 38 elective credits. Students who transfer credits in may not be required to take all of the courses listed below.

Health Care Studies Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
HHS 201 Introduction to Human Services
HHS 307 Communication Skills for Health & Human Service Personnel
HHS 310 Health & Human Services Culture: The Helping Relationship
HCA 305 The U.S. Health Care System
SOC 313 Social Implications of Medical Issues
HCA 415 Community & Public Health
HHS 320 Cultural Awareness in the Human Services
HCA 430 Special Populations
HHS 435 Contemporary Issues, Trends, Health Law Ethics in Health & Human Services
HHS 440 Technology in Health & Human Services
HHS 497 Health & Human Services Capstone
Specialization Course Requirements
HCA 333 Introduction to Long-Term Care
HCA 442 Contemporary Issues in Aging
PSY 317 Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly
SOC 304 Social Gerontology

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Services - Long-Term Care is designed to prepare you for a career in the health care industry. You will have the opportunity to learn the medical and and legal knowledge, as well a business practices and communication skills needed to care for patients in long-term care facilities.

Positions you may eligible to apply for include:

  • Community health service manager
  • Patient account service coordinator
  • Rehabilitation associate
  • Elder care coordinator

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Services - Long-Term Care program is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions in the health care industry. However, if you would like to seek higher level employment, furthering your education may be necessary. Some advanced degrees you may be eligible to apply for include:

  • Master of Arts in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Arts in Health Education
  • Master of Arts in Health & Human Services

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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