Fort Collins, Colorado (PressExposure) April 23, 2012 -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare management, or healthcare administration, profession is expected to grow at a much faster than average pace for all occupations over the next few years.
Students aspiring to join this promising profession can diversify their skill set by choosing between two different emphasis areas with their healthcare administration degree at CollegeAmerica.
The college now offers its Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program with a Biomedical Clinical Specialties emphasis as well as a Gerontology emphasis.
Biomedical science refers to the application of the principles of natural science to the field of medicine. Graduates of this program, therefore, have to complete a number of courses in natural science fields like chemistry, microbiology, anatomy &physiology, patho-physiology, biological psychology, etc.
In addition to these courses, students are also taught topics related to business, the healthcare system, nursing practice, pharmacy technology, and computer technology to provide them a broad base of competencies for the healthcare management field.
The gerontology emphasis, on the other hand, is focused on training graduates to work with the elderly. The objective of this program is to shape healthcare professionals who use their knowledge and expertise to address problems that are specific to older people.
The gerontology emphasis is especially relevant right now given the substantial growth in the number of senior people in the country.
Consequently, students enrolled in the BS in Healthcare Administration with an emphasis in Gerontology program take courses such as Introduction to Gerontology, Social Gerontology, The Aging Body, Long-Term Care Options, etc. in addition to completing coursework in regular healthcare and business-related topics.
Both the programs are spread over 36 months, but can be completed in just 30 months by individuals looking to graduate in faster-than-average time on CollegeAmerica's flexible schedule.
While the healthcare administration program with a gerontology emphasis is available at the school's Denver campus, the one with a biomedical clinical specialties emphasis can be completed at the Fort Collins Campus of CollegeAmerica.
For details on this Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree at CollegeAmerica, call 1-888-220-5449 or visit http://www.collegeamerica.edu/ for more information.