• Tuition per credit: $520.50 (undergraduate); $1,487.00/credit (graduate, resident, part-time)
  • Credits: 17 (dependent upon waiver of course requirements by state board)
  • Audience: Professionals and graduate students
  • Delivery: Online. Two courses also require a one-day scheduled Zoom meeting

Would You Like to Become a LTC Administrator?

The University's Long Term Care (LTC) administration courses offer experience and education to support Minnesota licensure as a long term care (nursing home) administrator. We follow state licensing rules for the content to be covered, and all courses are approved by state licensing boards.

If you are accepted to or enrolled in the undergraduate Health Services Management degree, we also offer a Long Term Care Management Minor.


We offer ten courses designed to meet Board of Examiners Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) licensure requirements. Courses are offered online over five to seven weeks, making them convenient for working professionals. You may register at the undergraduate or graduate level, depending on your student status.

We also offer a credit certificate in Long Term Care Management that will prepare you to obtain Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Assisted Living Director credentials in Minnesota. The certificate is 12 credits selected from a list of ten courses and as additional course in Management in Assisted Living and Senior Care Settings.

BENHA Domain Course Name Course Number Credit(s) Suggested Semester Semester Offered
1 Long Term Care Organizational Management HSM 4585/6585 1 Fall Fall, Spring
2 Health Care Finance+ HSM 4541/6541 3 Spring Fall, Spring
3 Gerontology for Health Care Managers HSM 4593/6593 1 Spring Fall, Spring
4 Long Term Care Health and Medical Needs HSM 4584/6584 1 Fall Fall, Spring, Summer
5 Long Term Care Supports and Services HSM 4583/6583 2 Spring Fall, Spring, Summer
6 Long Term Care Human Resources Management HSM 4589/6589 2 Fall Fall
7 Long Term Care Regulatory Management++ HSM 4587/6587 1 Spring Spring
7 Long Term Care Health Care Law++ HSM 4592/6592 1 Spring Spring
8 Long Term Care Quality Management and Performance Improvement HSM 4588/6588 2 Fall Fall, Spring, Summer
9 Practicum in Long Term Care  HSM 4582/6582 1 Second semester Fall, Spring, Summer

+ HSM 4541 is a full 14-week online course for the semester and offers an alternative blended format of every other week in-person and online.

++ HSM 4587 and 4592 each have a scheduled one-day in-person virtual seminar with experts in the field. Both courses are required to fulfill BELTSS domain 7.


The practicum course is the final component of the Long Term Care series. Minnesota’s board requires a minimum of 1,000 hours for people without nursing home-related experience. However, applicants with appropriate experience may have the number of hours reduced by the board.

Complete the following courses prior to enrolling in the practicum:

  • LTC Organizational Management (HSM 4585/6585)
  • LTC Human Resource Management (HSM 4589/6589)
  • LTC Supports and Service (HSM 4583/6583)
  • LTC Gerontology for Healthcare Managers (HSM 4593/6593)


Students enrolled in LTC courses can be nondegree-seeking working professionals or students enrolled in an academic program. You do not need to apply to a program to take courses.

  • If you are a nondegree-seeking student, follow the registration steps outlined on One Stop.
  • If you are an admitted U of M student, register through MyU. Instructions may be found on One Stop.


The LTC series of courses meets requirements of licensure in Minnesota. Minnesota licensure is administered by the Board of Examiners for Long Term Services and Supports. Licensure requires approved coursework, a practicum, passing the national exam, and passing a state exam.

These courses may also meet the requirements of other states; check individual state licensure policies for specifics.