Senior Housing Management & Operations – Graduate Course @ GMU

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The George Mason University Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration will be offering its core graduate course, “Senior Housing Management & Operations”, on Wednesday evenings from 4:30-7:10 pm during the Spring 2007 semester. The course begins January 24th and will run for 15-weeks on the University’s Fairfax (main) campus

The course is appropriate for individuals currently working with assisted living/senior housing communities, as well as those interested in careers in this rapidly growing industry. The course provides an overview of the assisted living/senior housing industry, the regulatory environment, instruction in the management of all healthcare and hospitality departments of a community, and a review of future senior housing models and innovations. Guest Speaker’s during the semester will include Terry Klaassen, Co-founder of Sunrise Senior Living. The course can also be applied towards a Graduate Certificate in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration from the University. The Program was the first in the nation to offer both undergraduate and graduate curricula dedicated exclusively the field of assisted living and related senior housing communities. Application for admission for enrollment in this course would need to be made in the next few weeks.

A Bachelor’s degree is required and space is limited. For additional information or a copy of the course Syllabus contact:

Andrew Carle, Assistant Prof. – Director at 703-993-9131, or email

For additional information about the Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing and/or the Graduate Certificate visit the program’s website at:

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