LTC at the UMN

The University's Long Term Care (LTC) Administration programs are designed to help you achieve your license as a nursing home administrator or assisted living director. Learn more about the many opportunities available in this growing field.

What We Offer

Long Term Care Professional and Graduate Series

  • Premier program offered for 50 years, supported by experts in the field.
  • Offers working professionals and UMN graduate students a flexible, customized curriculum to obtain a LNHA through online courses.

Long Term Care Management Certificate

  • Available to working professionals in the field as an additional credential.
  • Provides UMN Certificate after completing at least 12 credits of the Professional Series courses.

BASc. in Health Services Management and Long Term Care Management Minor

  • Provides a path for HSM undergraduate students to obtain the national Health Services Executive (HSE) license.
  • Uses a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction by experts from across the health care spectrum for a well-rounded experience.

Management in Assisted Living and Senior Care Settings Course

  • Fully online 14-week, 3-credit course that provisionally meets state requirements to obtain the new Assisted Living Director license.

Find the Program that Best Fits Your Needs

Use the table below to explore the options that best meet your career goals.

If you are a(n)... Professional & Graduate Series Minor Assisted Living Course
HSM undergraduate student   X  
Other UMN undergraduate student   X  
UMN graduate student X   X
Nondegree-seeking student looking for a nursing home administrator’s license X    
Nondegree-seeking student looking for an assisted living director license     X

Meeting COVID-19 Head-On 

There are few industries that have been more deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic than health care. For Brenna Waterhouse, who was in her first year as the assistant administrator of a long term care facility, the pandemic tested her readiness to meet the challenge. She says the University's HSM program gave her the tools to excel in her new position. To learn how the staff adapted to ever-changing protocols and about the collaboration that was a crucial part of their facility’s ability to keep their patients safe and healthy, read on.