Senior Living Management B.S.

Senior Living Management B.S.

The Senior Living Management Bachelor of Science degree is an interdisciplinary program that combines the art and science of Hospitality Management with Aging Studies and Health Care Management.  The undergraduate degree program is designed to adapt the culture and philosophy of hospitality to the senior living industry, meeting a call from industry leaders that understand that a culture of hospitality presents a strategic advantage for senior living communities by enhancing the overall experience of the residents.

The objective of the program is to prepare its graduates for managerial positions in the senior living industry.  This degree program does not require a medical or nursing degree.  There is no patient care involved, just management of all aspects of a home or community.  The major components focus on courses in hospitality management, healthcare management, and gerontology.

We are excited to announce that our newest degree program, Senior Living Management, has full and partial tuition scholarships for those that are seeking a career in this industry that combines hospitality and health care. Look for scholarship opportunities like the Lilly and John Donohue Senior Living Management Scholarship and the Tuscan Gardens Senior Living Management scholarship in the A2O system.

Visit the A2O system to learn more about available Scholarships!

In the News

Our new Bachelor of Science in Senior Living Management was recently featured on WFTV Channel 9 and Bay News 9/Spectrum News 13. Dr. Abraham Pizam founding dean of UCF Rosen College and the professor who is spearheading the program and student Connor Estes are interviewed. Watch the news!

Senior Living Management Industry Data:

  • The industry generated $246.9 billion economic impact in 2019, larger than air transportation (202.8 billion) and hotels and motels industry ($167.9 billion)
  • In 2019, the industry supported 767.8 thousand jobs
  • The value of volunteerism and charitable donations in 2019 resulting from senior living communities was $1.1 billion
  • The top 5 states for senior living industry include: California, Florida, New York, Texas, Wisconsin.
  • Despite the impacts of the  Covid-19 pandemic, the active adult community sector in the senior living management industry is projected to grow.
  • The US Expect to need 1.2 million workers in the senior living industry by 2025
  • Community managers make an average of $67,000 annually


The Senior Living Management degree program focuses on developing business acumen and management skills for independent and assisted living housing, and continuous care retirement communities where hospitality services are important components. UCF Rosen College is currently accepting applications for potential students who have the passion to work in the senior living management sector. The program is assisted by an active advisory board, top executives from the senior living industry.

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