Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

Year: 2007-2008
College: Brooks College of Health
Department: Public Health
Major: Health Science
Concentration: Geriatric Management

Mission Statement:

The mission of the University of North Florida's Geriatric Management Program (Master in Science in Health with a specialization in Geriatric Management) is to prepare graduates for careers in management of organizations providing health and social services to the aging population. The program combines classroom theory and practical field experience that establishes a foundation for lifelong learning and offers students service and research opportunities that contribute to the well-being of Northeast Florida's senior population.
Student Learning Outcomes:


Completion of the program course work and long term care internship will prepare students for success on the Florida Nursing Home Administrator Licensure examination.


Students will work effectively with older adults, aging service professionals and health professionals in diverse organizational environments


Students will apply theory and demonstrate skills in leadership, interpersonal relations, conflict and change management.


Students will develop, organize, synthesize and effectively communicate ideas and information verbally and in writing.

Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

1) Content/discipline-specific knowledge will be assessed on a course-by-course basis by evaluation of performance on assigned group projects and case studies. Data on pass rates for those students electing to take the Florida Nursing Home Administrators Licensure examination will be collected and reported every three years. 2) Leadership skills will be measured by student performance in assigned group exercises throughout the program and in faculty and preceptor evaluation of student performance in major projects or internship experiences. 3) Communication skills will be measured by evaluation of select written and presentation assignments including the major project or internship experience. A portfolio of student written work will be collected allowing for evaluation of student progress at various points in the program. 4) Indirect measurement will include skills assessments from exit interviews and career progression data from alumni surveys.