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Senior Care Leadership and Administration Certificate

Senior care is about more than adhering to rules and regulations. It's about creating communities where aging adults can live with dignity and purpose.

With a growing elderly population and increasing preference for outpatient care, the demand for prepared senior care leaders and administrators is on the rise. Our Senior Care Leadership and Administration Certificate will prepare you to both meet the market need and play an integral role in delivering ethical, compassionate healthcare to one of the demographics that needs it most.

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Senior Care Leadership and Administration Certificate

You'll develop competencies in human resources, accounting, gerontology, and regulatory issues—all in just one year of study. A bachelor's degree and completion of two practicum courses are prerequisites to sit for licensure, and while program directors will assist with placement, please note that practicums are competitive. The Senior Care Leadership Certificate coursework can also be completed as a concentration within our business management program. 

Delivery Online
Location Online
Credits 24
Tuition per Credit $430
Estimated Total Tuition $10,320*

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Set Yourself Apart

Get ready to take your place in a growing field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for medical and health service managers is projected to grow by 20% in the next 8 years—which means a long-term care administrator license will be more valuable than ever. Your education will position you well for leadership roles in senior care and assisted living facilities, where you'll work at the intersection of your talents and passions to transform the lives of aging adults.


projected job growth for health service managers in the next 8 years

- Bureau of Labor Statistics


10-year alumni who serve in leadership roles

Program Highlights

Licensure Preparation

We've packaged state and national requirements into 8 clear-cut courses. Completion of the certificate, two practicum courses, and a bachelor's degree will qualify you for the long-term care administrator licensure exam.

Get College Credit

At Bethel, your past experiences can save you time and money. Find out more about how prior learning through your career, military service, or other institutional education could count toward your degree.

Flexible Format

Our certificate is the only fully online, accelerated licensure program in the nation. You'll finish your coursework in less than a year, and after a 25-week practicum, you'll be ready to earn your license.

Corporate Partnerships

Through our Center for Healthcare Excellence, we’ve built partnerships with leading senior care organizations in the Twin Cities. You’ll network and dialogue with professionals who are specifically interested in hiring graduates with qualifications like yours.

Leadership Development

With a strong focus on growing leadership and business competencies, this certificate will prepare you to work in the full continuum of senior care and equip you with skills translatable to fields like human resources, nursing, accounting, and more.


With a leadership focus and strong industry partnerships, the Senior Care Leadership and Administration Certificate prepares graduates to work in the full continuum of senior care.


You'll learn how to:

  • Understand organizational systems and policies
  • Develop leadership and management skills to ensure the highest level of care
  • Make ethical, innovative, and strategic decisions informed by a Christian worldview
  • Apply skills in human resources, accounting, healthcare, and psychology


You'll be prepared to work as:

  • Long-term care administrator
  • Senior activities specialist
  • Care management coordinator
  • Human resources specialist


You could work for:

  • Augustana Care and Elim Care
  • Guardian Angels Senior Services
  • New Perspective Senior Living
  • Presbyterian Homes
  • Walker Methodist
  • Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation
  • LeadingAge
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services

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