Minor in Long-Term Care Administration


The 15-credit minor in long-term care administration teaches you the skills and knowledge needed to oversee the daily operations of a nursing facility, adult day care, home care organization or assisted living facility. Coursework covers federal regulations for all nursing facilities in the United States and guidelines for successful management of all types of long-term care services.

The courses in this minor meet the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nursing home administrator in the State of Michigan.


Career path

Long-Term Care Administrators are in high demand. The national organization Leading Age shares that "administrative careers range from nursing home administrator to the CEO of a community - with many leadership positions in between." https://leadingage.org/administrationmanagement

The education needed ranges from a bachelor's degree, master's degree and a special license (required for nursing home administrators). Salary ranges from $100,000-$250,000 for experienced administrators. Similar careers are hospital administration and financial managers. There is an above-average growth for the job outlook for long-term care administrators.

Curriculum and Declaring

Required courses

  • GRN 1000 Introduction to Aging Studies: 3 hours
  • HSV 3700 The Health System and Its Environment: 3 hours
  • HSV 4780 U.S. Health Policy 3 hours
  • HSV 4820 Post-Acute Care Administration: 3 hours
  • Elective courses

    ACTY 2100, BLS 3050, BUS 1750, COMM 1040, COMM 1700, COMM 2040, HOL 5530, HOL 5550, HOL 5560, HSV 3000, HSV 4100, HSV 4400, HSV 4500, HSV 4800, PH 2310, SWRK 2100, PADM 2000, PADM 5270, PHIL 3340, REL 3180

Declare your minor

To declare your minor, email melinda.lockett@wmich.edu and include the following:

  • Name
  • WIN number
  • WMU email address
  • Indicate that you select the long-term care administration minor