• Total Credits
    12 (60 required for admission)
  • Time to Complete
    Offered completely online

​​​​​​Why Earn a Long Term Care Management Certificate?

The Long Term Care (LTC) Management certificate uses state-accredited long term care courses to prepare students to lead in the growing field of long term services and supports.

Completion of this certificate fulfills the course requirements you need to obtain Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) and/or Assisted Living Director credentials in Minnesota. In order to obtain a license you need to complete additional state requirements, including a four-year degree for an LNHA. If you do not have a four-year degree, consider the Bachelor's of Applied Science in Health Services Management with the Long Term Care Management Minor.

You could be in charge of:

  • nursing homes
  • assisted living facilities
  • independent senior housing
  • home care
  • hospices
  • other nonprofits that serve older adults and their families

The LTC certificate is specifically designed for non-degree-seeking, undergraduate level students or aspiring professionals. 

Currently enrolled U of M degree-seeking students may opt for the Long Term Care Management Minor.

Career Outlook

  • $68K Median salary for long term care employees in MN in 2019
  • 16% Employment growth in long term care occupations in MN 2019-29

Source: Burning Glass Technologies: LaborInsights™, accessed 8/13/21. 


Apply as a Transfer Student

Admission Deadlines

Fall semester | July 15
Spring semester | November 15
Summer term | April 15

Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements include:

  • 60 credits prior to admission
  • A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
    • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
    • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
    • 2.50 transferring from outside the University

For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.

Admission Benefits

You may take one or two courses in the program before applying for official admission, however, you should apply for admission as soon as possible.

As an admitted certificate student, you will:

  • be assured that all of your course work will count toward the certificate (unless requirements change)
  • receive updates about the program
  • have an opportunity to register earlier than a student who is not admitted
  • not be assessed the University of Minnesota Student Services fee

Current U of M Students

Are you a current U of M student interested in adding LTC to your studies? Consider a Long Term Care Management Minor.

Completion Requirements

To receive the certificate, you need to complete the required coursework within four years of admission, and earn a minimum grade of C- and a cumulative GPA of 2.00.

You may apply for graduation online. After you've registered for your final course in the certificate, visit MyU and under Key Links, select Student Center followed by My Academics and Apply for Graduation.


To find out when you should register, consult the Registration Calendar.

  • If you are a U of M admitted student, register through MyU. Instructions can be found on One Stop.
  • If you would like to take a course but are a nonadmitted student (not formally admitted to a degree or certificate program), follow the registration steps outlined on One Stop.

The LTC Certificate is an approved program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and

Admissions Advising

Jeff Olsen Krengel enrollment advisor

Meet Jeff Olsen Krengel

I work with prospective students interested in our undergraduate applied science majors and those who want to design their own degree program. I’m available to answer your questions and help you find a program that meets your needs.

In my free time, I can be found reading, running with my son, or visiting a brewery. I am an avid sports fan cheering for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota United FC, and Liverpool FC. 

Give me a call at 612-625-4340, email me, or schedule an appointment on my calendar below.