• Tuition per credit: Please consult One Stop for graduate and undergraduate tuition rates
  • Credits: 16 (dependent upon waiver of course requirements by state board)
  • Audience: Professionals and graduate students
  • Delivery: Online. One course requires 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, consider a Long Term Care Management Minor.


The following six courses are designed to meet Board of Examiners Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) licensure requirements. Courses are offered online, making them especially convenient if you are a working professional. You may register at the undergraduate or graduate level, depending on your student status.

The University’s credit certificate in Long Term Care Management can help prepare you to obtain Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Assisted Living Director credentials in Minnesota. The certificate is 12 credits selected from these six courses and the practicum course.

Course (online unless noted)SemesterBELTSS
HSM 4541/6541 – Health Care Finance (3 cr)Fall (online) & spring (hybrid)2
HSM 4586/6586 – Management in Assisted Living and Senior Care Settings (3 cr)Fall & springLALD
HSM 4589/6589 – Long Term Care Human Resources Management (2 cr)Fall6
HSM 4682/6682 – Long Term Care Services and Supports (3 cr)Spring3, 4, 5
HSM 4683/6683 – Long Term Care Environment and Quality (3 cr)Fall7, 8
HSM 4684/6684 – Long Term Care Leadership and Strategy (2 cr)Spring1


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.

HSM 4582 – Practicum in Long Term Care (1 cr)Fall, Spring & SummerPracticum


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.