Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Practicum Placement Program

The AIT is designed to place qualified applicants in a 3-credit-hour, 480-clock-hour practicum placement with a qualified nursing home administrator, as part of the preparation necessary for becoming a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Kansas.

The AIT practicum placement program is available to individuals with a bachelor’s degree, who have had coursework in aging studies or long-term care, management concepts, and finance or accounting. The Bachelor of Science degree in health management provides program majors with the coursework required for AIT placement.

The required courses are available through the department of public health sciences for those interested applicants who have not taken such coursework prior to considering a career as a nursing home administrator. Interested program majors may pursue the AIT requirements while completing their degree programs. Students completing the Master of Arts in aging studies administration concentration can complete the AIT as part of their coursework.