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Scholarships available for students in gerontology-related programs!

Complete your AwardSpring application to determine your eligibility for this scholarship (and many more) in the upcoming academic year.

Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions at USI, the 100% online Master of Health Administration (MHA) will prepare graduate students for leadership roles in healthcare. USI’s affordable and flexible program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and desire to diversify their leadership skills or obtain a leadership position in the healthcare field.

There are two options within the MHA program for earning graduate certificates:

Graduate Certificate – Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Residency

In addition to the four specialty courses, an optional Administrator in Training (AIT) residency is offered for those interested in applying for a nursing home administrator license. Students who successfully complete the AIT residency are eligible to sit for the national Nursing Home Administrator board exam and the State of Indiana Health Facility Administrator licensure exam.

Learn more about this Graduate Certificate.

Click here to watch: Developing an AIT initiative to Promote Leadership Development and Post-Acute Care Collaboration, Karla Diekemper and Kevin Valadares. University of Southern Indiana. Presented at the 2021 AUPHA Annual Meeting June 2021

Click here to apply for the Graduate Certificate – AIT Residency


Graduate Certificate – Post-Acute Care (PAC)

To meet the rising demand for health administration management positions in the gerontology industry, the MHA program is adding a new online specialization in Post Acute Care (PAC). The PAC specialty is comprised of four, three credit hour didactic courses covering content areas in:

  • Principles of Aging
  • Health Policy
  • Administration
  • Finance

Courses within the PAC specialty will emphasize social determinants of health, regulation, the legislative process and licensure requirements.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate – Post-Acute Care