Senior Care Leadership and Administration Certificate


With a certificate in senior care leadership and administration, you’ll be equipped to create environments where aging adults can live with dignity and purpose.

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The Senior Care Leadership and Administration Certificate (SCLA) will prepare you to meet market needs and play an integral role in delivering ethical, compassionate healthcare to one of the demographics that need it most. The SCLA certificate is a faith-based, 8-course program taught by senior care professionals that considers the whole person—individually, professionally, organizationally, emotionally and spiritually. Completion of certificate courses and additional internship requirements are prerequisites to sit for state licensure.

Program Details

Bethel’s certificate in senior care leadership and administration is designed to custom-fit the lives of busy adults across the country. The program's online format allows you to complete your coursework in your home community, empowering you to apply what you’ve learned in your unique context. All courses are five-weeks, and with dynamic enrollment, you can start any time and earn your degree in as little as one year.

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Program Highlights

Licensure Preparation

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

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.

Flexible format

You'll finish your coursework in less than a year, and after a 25-week practicum, you'll be ready to earn your license.

A Lifelong Series of Bethel Connections

Fred Berndt Jr.’s boyhood home was just a block away from Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, the street where Bethel’s former campus was located. His home for 42 years has been in Arden Hills, Bethel’s current location. But geography is just one of a series of connections between Berndt and Bethel that began with his parents.

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Learning that Fits Your Life

Our program will equip you with the leadership and administrative skills to serve clients with compassion, integrity, and competence. You’ll be well-positioned for leadership roles in senior care, 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


of 5-year alumni are involved in leadership roles

- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey
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.

Nikki Daniels, program director

Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a certificate in senior care leadership and administration?

The demand for health service managers is projected to grow by 32% in the next eight years, which means a long-term care administrator license is set to become more valuable than ever before.


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 in multiple senior care positions, including:

  • 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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