Total Credits12 (60 required for admission)
Time to CompleteOffered 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.
Through this certificate, you will be eligible to obtain Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Assisted Living Director credentials in Minnesota.
You could be in charge of:
- nursing homes
- assisted living facilities
- independent senior housing
- home care
- 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.
- $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.
Effective fall 2023, you will take a total of 12 credits from the following courses:
- HSM 4541 – Health Care Finance (3 cr)
- HSM 4582 – Practicum in Long Term Care (1 cr)
- HSM 4586 – Management in Assisted Living and Senior Care Settings (3 cr)
- HSM 4589 – Long Term Care Human Resources Management (2 cr)
- HSM 4682 – Long Term Care Services and Supports (3 cr)
- HSM 4683 – Long Term Care Environment and Quality (3 cr)
- HSM 4684 – Long Term Care Leadership and Strategy (2 cr)
Fall semester | July 15
Spring semester | November 15
Summer term | April 15
Minimum requirements include:
- 60 credits prior to admission
- A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
- 2.80 already admitted to the degree-granting college
- 2.80 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
- 2.80 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
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.
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
Meet Jeff Olsen Krengel
I work with prospective students interested in our applied undergraduate majors (Construction Management, Health Services Management, and Information Technology Infrastructure) or designing their own degree program (Health & Wellbeing Sciences, Inter-College Program, and Multidisciplinary Studies). 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.