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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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We're committed to making a high-quality education affordable. That's why we are offering up to $5600 in scholarships. Talk to your enrollment counselor for more information.

Program Option(s)

Senior Care Leadership and Administration Certificate

Our Senior Care Leadership and Administration Certificate will prepare you to serve in the full continuum of senior care. 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. Program directors will assist with placement, but please note that practicums are competitive. 

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

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

Making Bethel Affordable and Sustainable

As part of a long-term plan to create a more sustainable financial model, Bethel University announces program changes and position eliminations.

September 21, 2018 | 3 p.m.

OCT 30 2018

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Info Session

6 p.m. CLC Lobby

Bethel's online and on-campus graduate, certificate, licensure, associate's, and bachelor's programs for working professionals will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel.

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 serice 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.

20%

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

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

95%

of 5-year alumni are involved in leadership roles

- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey

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.

"Our accelerated program equips students with the business and leadership skills they need to work in all areas of senior care. With an emphasis on service and faith integration, we produce graduates who are especially attractive to employers committed to quality, compassionate care for aging adults."

"Our accelerated program equips students with the business and leadership skills they need to work in all areas of senior care. With an emphasis on service and faith integration, we produce graduates who are especially attractive to employers committed to quality, compassionate care for aging adults."

Jen Niska, Director of Senior Care Pathway Development

Outcomes

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.

Skills

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

Careers

You'll be prepared to work as:

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

Employers

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
Learn gainful employment information for this program.
*This program is pending approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer financial aid to students.