Population Health - Long Term Care Administration Emphasis, BS


Program Description

The Utah Tech Population Health Program develops a comprehensive framework that prepares students to successfully enter a career in the health industry or attend graduate school through an active learning environment that supports inter-professional education, innovative thinking, community engagement, and evidence-based practices.

Emphases within this degree program include:

  • Health Care Administration
  • Public Health
  • Long-Term Care

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University leading to professional licensure are designed to prepare students for Utah licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions requiring licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

Licensure boards in each state establish requirements for licensure and certification for their respective state. States vary by which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions, and such requirements may change at any time. The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, also vary by state as well.

Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program. 

Utah Tech University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Population Health Core Requirements

Choose one (1) of the following:
BIOL 1200Human Biology (LS)3-9
or BIOL 2320 + BIOL 2325 + BIOL 2420 + BIOL 2425
Choose one (1) of the following:
CHEM 1010Introduction to Chemistry (PS)3-5
or CHEM 1110 + CHEM 1115
Choose one (1) of the following:
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
Choose one (1) of the following:
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA)3
or STAT 2040 Business Statistics
Complete the following courses:
FSHD 1020Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS)3
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2
HLTH 2010Health & Disease 3
HLTH 3010Population & Community Health3
HLTH 3020U.S. & World Health Systems3
HLTH 3750Health Determinants & Disparities3
HLTH 4010Biostatistics & Epidemiology3
HLTH 4030Leadership & Group Dynamics3
HLTH 4400Health Law & Ethics3
HLTH 4600Health Economics3
HLTH 4800Health Policy3
HLTH 4910Population Health Capstone 3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
MGMT 3300Human Resource Management3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
or MGMT 3700 Organizational Behavior

Long Term Care Administration Emphasis Requirements

FSHD 1010Introduction to Adult Development and Aging 3
FSHD 3000Death and Dying3
FSHD 3120Aging: Adaptation and Behavior3
HLTH 3040Environmental Health3
HLTH 4700Nursing Home Administration3
HLTH 4710Residential Care Administration3
HLTH 4720Home and Community Based Services 3
HLTH 4930RLong-Term Care Residency I3
HLTH 4940RLong-Term Care Residency II3
HLTH 4750National Long-Term Care Certification Exam Preparation2

Long Term Care Administration Emphasis Elective Requirements

Complete five (5) credits from the following:
COMM 3180Provider and Patient Relations3
or COMM 3200 Community Health Communication
or COMM 3230 Health Communication
ENGL 3130Grant and Proposal Writing (ALCS)3
FSHD 2045Physical Activity, Nutrition, & Health in Aging3
HLOC 1010So You Think You Want a Career in Healthcare?1
HLTH 2700Consumer Health Issues3
HLTH 3310Health Promotion3
HLTH 3600Patient Navigation3
HLTH 3800Genetics & Disease3
HLTH 3900Infectious Disease3
HLTH 4020Research Methodology in Population Health3
HLTH 4500Global Health3
MGMT 3600Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP)3
PSY 2800Human Sexuality in a Diverse Society (SS, GC)3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Minimum C- grade in all required courses and required elective courses.