Long-Term Care Administration Major

With an aging U.S. population, demand for professionals to serve as administrators in care facilities and retirement communities is a an all-time high. With a major in Long-Term Care Administration, you can set yourself up for a rewarding and successful career.

What You'll Study

The YSU Long-Term Care Administration (LTCA) program prepares you to become a specialized, licensed administrator in nursing homes, retirement communities or related health care industries. Whether you're an adult already working in long-term care and seeking professional advancement or a responsible traditional student with leadership skills and the desire to work with the elderly population, the program will help you reach your goals.

You'll spend class time learning a variety of health care and management strategies while honing your practical skills at a 1,000-hour internship. This combination of learning will make you an asset to employers the moment you have your degree in hand.


  • Long-Term Care Administration Major

    With courses ranging from nutrition and nursing to accounting and environmental regulations, students will be prepared to handle a variety of challenges in the LTCA field. Graduates of the LTCA program are eligible to sit for the national and state licensure exams.

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Minor and Certificate

  • Gerontology Minor

    Completing the Gerontology minor will give you the specialized tools required to service our elderly population. This is a complementary skill set for students majoring in Long-Term Care Administration.

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  • Applied Gerontology Certificate

    A certificate in Applied Gerontology combines a number of gerontology, sociology and psychology courses, along with a fieldwork requirement. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to customize your curriculum with a variety of electives to choose from.

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